Five years ago today we visited Antelope Canyon in Arizona. My paintings and photographs from that never-to-be-forgotten visit have taken on new meaning today, as we continue to grieve for Nova Scotia.
Here is the original post from 5 years ago. Enjoy our visit to Owl Canyon
and learn about the feather on my studio wall.
Studio 365: Day 110
A treasure in Owl Canyon
Who would have thought it could get any better, but today was another magical day with unforgettable visits to Owl, Rattlesnake and Upper Antelope Canyons. Here are a selection of more amazing images to share with you, and many thanks for all your comments and visits.
The feather from a great horned owl from our visit to Owl Canyon will indeed be the treasure of the trip. It will take pride of place in the studio back home and I can’t wait to use it for more pen and ink drawings. I did ask our Navajo guide Kim, from Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours, if I could keep the feather and she very graciously gave her permission. Thank you Kim for a day we will never forget.
On to Bryce Canyon tomorrow.
Nova Scotia Strong
With the red, white and blue in my painting of Glen Canyon, Arizona, I send best wishes for a Happy 4th of July to my family, friends and followers in the States, although I feel sure like me your thoughts today as you celebrate are for those over two thousand babies and children separated from their mothers and fathers and for whom there is little to celebrate.
Earth fire air and water came together at sunrise visiting Horseshoe Bend, Arizona in 2015.
Glen Canyon Study #3 Watercolor, Pen and Ink 16.3.17
Glen Canyon Study #4 Pen and Ink 16.3.17
palette strip 16.3.17
Glen Canyon Study #1 watercolour, pen and ink 13.03.17
Glen Canyon Study #2 Pen and Ink 13.3.17
With the popularity of The Road Taken, my submission to this week’s Photo Challenge from Krista, here are a few more images of the breathtaking Arizona Landscape that is Glen Canyon taken on a memorable late afternoon in April 2015.
Sometimes you just have to stop the car and take it all in as we did on the road in Glen Canyon after visiting Antelope Canyon in Arizona in 2015.
Just for a few minutes each day a narrow shaft of sunlight illuminates the glorious natural beauty of Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona. It will take your breath away.
It certainly took mine.
Arizona remembered I 2.7.16
The title of today’s post is taken from Tony Smibert’s quote in Exercise 3 of Landscapes of the Imagination, which I am working through this month, “Be your own painter and adapt what you want to your own work”. This exercise is all about graduated washes and includes maneuvering the board upside-down as the secondary washes are applied.
The quote was all the inspiration I needed to apply the exercise to memories of our memorable trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, where we stopped before continuing on to that never-to-be-forgotten visit to Antelope Canyon.
That night we walked on the McDowell Sonoran Reserve
after sunset where the Saguaro
cacti were dramatically silhouetted against the evening sky. It was thanks to Laura Macky that we included this in our visit and her wonderful post Painted Saguaro
is one that I recommend you all visit. Thanks once again Laura 🙂
Arizona remembered II 2.7.16
Worldwatercolormonth Day 2
The sensational sinuous curves of Antelope Canyon, Arizona
This photo from Lower Antelope Canyon will be familiar to those of you who follow thechangingpalette. Our visit there just over a year ago was simply spectacular and I was greatly honoured when Cheri featured the mesh gallery I created from the trip in The Daily Post’s Photos We Loved last September.
More curves to follow.