Capitol Reef Contours

I made my original plein air (outdoor) study of this scene on location in Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, then took that study back to my studio, along with photographs, and produced this final painting. It captures the brilliant colors, lines and dramatic angles of this majestic national park.

The original acrylic painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.