by David Peterson
May 9, 2008. On May 6 and on May 7 I accompanied Russell to his Dixie College classes at the Town Square in St. George, Utah. In the afternoons I painted in such spots as Snow Canyon and Pinedale with Russell and Michelle and Anna May. Below is an impression of the Mormon Temple in St. George. I only had a glimpse.
Watercolor 1189, "Temple of the Red Bluffs", painted in St. George Town Square, May 6, 2008. This work is 22"x15" and is for sale.
May 9, 2008. I am getting behind with this log. On May 5 I drove from Keeler through Death Valley to Las Vegas and on to Russell Black's place near St. George, Utah. I have spent 3 days here visiting and painting with Russell. Unfortunately I have been unable to access the web site from here. I have some more paintings to share with you done in St. George, Snow Canyon,.Pinedale, and Zions.
May 4, 2008-late at night. The Wi-Fi is working here at
the Best Western in Lone Pine California, it might be just because I
opened the back window of my room.
I painted 3-4 works on May 4, and I chose the above painting as my critique piece. Number 1180 is an interpretation of the Manzanar Cemetary after the pilgrimage, The oblisk is covered with an origami wreath of cranes. I sold this work out of the critique mat before I even titled it. Thank you Mary.Tomorrow we paint in Keeler, then I will wind my way to St. George, Utah to paint with Russell Black.
Watercolor Number 1177 is a work from the Alabama Hills painted May 3 and May 4. 22"x15", for sale framed $400.00. The title appears to be "Alabummer Shapes", according to what I wrote on the margin of the paper.
May 4, 2008- Our day, yesterday, in the Alabama Hills was more than one could ask for, bright sun and a slight breeze. There were a bunch of wonderful paintings brought to the critique. I submitted one that wasn't my best work of the day, but I thought it was!
"Lets Make A Movie", painted May 2, 22'x15".
This one is better, "Alabummer Power Poles", I should have submitted it! There are 2 more of the Alabama Hills that I did on May 2, plus a warmup.
May 2, 2008. Day one of the trip to the 11th Annual Henry Fukuhara comprised of amazing drive down 395 looking at the eastern Sierras. I did some sketches on the trip, found every restroom and arrived at Manzanar at 3:15pm. I went striaght for the art show at was greated by this beautiful painting by Henry Fukuhara:
After checking in the hotek in Lone Pine I returned to Manzanar for a late afternoon painting session. Result to be posted later. Here is a photo I took of the backlite oblisck:
May 3, 2008. There will be more posts depending on internet availablility during this journey. There is no wi-fi at the Best Western, so I have to visit the Espresso Parlor! Thay have better coffee here too as well as a great wi-fi. We are painting in the Alabama Hills today.
you for coming to the demonstration of watercolor painting at
up, the Henry Fukuhara Watercolor Workshop!
©2008 David Peterson