Picture a Day #295 – A Southwestern Watercolor

My recent trip across the southwestern US motivated me to try a watercolor landscape of the red rock country of southeastern Utah. This particular project was inspired by Landscape Arch in Arches National Park. I hope to capture the feeling that you can reach right out and touch the monoliths that dominate the terrain in this part of the country.

I began with a Prismacolor pencil outline using Goldenrod, and blocked in the rock area with Yellow Ochre watercolor.

Next I used Prussian Blue to define the sky and some shadows.

I continued to layer Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red Light, and Cadmium Yellow Pale.

It is not finished yet. I still need to add some more contrast and details. Time to step back and meditate!


About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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