Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Escalante Petroglyphs

plein air, oil, 9x12, 'Petroglyphs'

I drove on Smokey Mountain Road in Escalante, Utah last month and discovered a cool rock formation. I didn't realize I was within a GPS coordinate for petroglyphs until a couple drove up riding an ATV looking for them. They were visiting from Illinois and thought Utah was out of this world with spectacular landscapes.  I agree, do you? 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

30 Sunsets 2016

During the month of September, I painted 30 sunsets and posted them on www.caroljohansen.com and my social media sites. All of the paintings were done alla prima/plein air from locations in Utah and Idaho. As the sun dipped lower in the sky, the quicker my brush instinctively captured the colors. It was the FLOW!