1.22.2009

Shadow on Mountain 8x6 in.

shadow on mountain
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I was down in Las Vegas this weekend and popped on over to Red Rock Canyon. I find that mornings and early evenings are the best times to paint these kinds of scenes because of how the sun affects the rocks. It creates some interesting shapes. I found this cast shadow particularly interesting falling on Rainbow Mountain just east of Red Rock Canyon.

It was such a nice day… It had to be in the 70’s. I wouldn’t have lasted very long if it was summer but winter feels just right.

5 comments:

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

I love this painting, Justin. I have made many trips across the barren Nevada landscape and you have captured the essence of it's beauty as only a gifted artist can.

m3ng said...

Very nice, Justin! feels pretty cool...

Maria said...

So beautiful. I really like the colors.

Jacki Newell said...

Really nice, Justin. You've captured the colors and I like the soft edges.

Anonymous said...

I live in Las Vegas, have been here for 30 years...Red Rock Canyon is one of my favorite places on earth. I was delighted to find this painting of a place a love.

Jesse/Joan