Sunday, August 18, 2013

Three Peaks Recreation Area

plein air, 9" x 12", oil, 'Three Peaks'

Three Peaks is a popular recreation area located about 10 miles northwest of Cedar City, Utah. The area's rolling hills and volcanic rock formations provide fantastic terrain to paint. Large junipers and pink granite compete for space. The igneous intrusions that created Three Peaks brought iron, which deposited in nearby limestone. Hmmm... Iron County, Utah. 

I was introduced to this area by Cedar City plein air painters Brad Holt and Mary Jabens. The wind was blowing so hard on our visit, it knocked over my painting and new Strada easel. I think nature, consequently, has a way of testing patience and hopefully improving art work! 

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful painting...the color is amazing! So interesting about the area...thanks.