Painted Desert Impressions

The Painted Desert in northeast Arizona is one of the most remarkable places in North America. Finding a focal point in this vast, beautiful, but often featureless landscape isn’t always easy. After some scouting, I settled on this view and did a plein air (outdoor) study. Back in my studio, I produced this final acrylic painting.

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.