Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Light, 6x6 oil on Raymar panel by Stevie Denny

Last year I went to an area of the Salt River called Water Users (near Mesa, AZ), where the views of the tall Bulldog Rocks are magnificent.  It was the end of a winter day in January, with long shadows and the beautiful golden light reflecting off the rocks and foliage.  I painted this from a photo I took that day, looking southeast toward the Usery Mountains.  I'm so glad I took all those photos last winter because sadly, Water Users is closed for the season this year by the Forest Service, due to budget cuts.  It's a great loss for the many painters, photographers and winter visitors who have gone to that area in the past.

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