Capitol Reef from Fruita

Capitol Reef from Fruita

Capitol Reef From Fruita This watercolor painting shows a view of Capitol Reef from Fruita, the best-known historic settlement inside Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah. Established in 1880 by a group of Mormons, Fruita was known for its large orchards of...
Along the Grand Wash

Along the Grand Wash

Along the Grand Wash A primitive dirt road through the area known as the Grand Wash offers easy access and close-up views of the amazing rock formations in Capitol Reef National Park. Located in the heart of Utah’s red-rock country, a remarkable geologic wrinkle...
Capitol Reef Mosaic

Capitol Reef Mosaic

Capitol Reef Mosaic Lots of painting opportunities in this spectacular national park near Torrey, Utah. For this painting, I set up near this rustic road and captured the beautiful light on the rock wall. It’s one of many interesting scenes within this 100-mile long...
Capitol Reef Contours

Capitol Reef Contours

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,...