30 x 30 x 1.5, unframed
Acrylic on wrapped canvas
This scene was inspired by the red rocks that lie directly to the east of the Sedona Arts Center. My objective was to accentuate and exaggerate hard-edged shapes, angles, and planes as a method of conveying the power projected by these unique formations. The strong reds and oranges dominate while cooler hues of various greens are used for the softer areas of grass that lie in the meadow below. The strong vertical lines of the rocks are complemented by the softer flowing horizontal shapes of the meadow. The cloudless teal sky is hallmark of Arizona and provides a non-distracting backdrop to the craggy ridges. The colors in this painting are highly saturated and, along with the jagged edges, are meant to signify the strength and beauty of this unique natural wonder.
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