Slide Rock State Park (Sedona)

Arizona, Creek, mountains, rock, rocks, Sedona, slide rock park, water

This beautiful place is hiding between mountains in Sedona (Arizona). It became tourists vacation spot in early 30’s . The creek is polishing the orange rocks to the point that they turned out to be smooth and slippery. Families like to come here in the hot Arizona Summers and enjoy the cool water of the creek. I chose to paint this particular spot as the rocks there are different not only in structure but in colors as well ( smooth layered sandy rocks vs cold choppy lava created giants)

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5″x7″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Press Paper

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Sedona Arizona

Arizona, Canyon, mountains, realism in watercolor, realistic painting, rocks, Sedona, watercolors

This week my husband and I are traveling places. It is my birthday week and we decided to pop up on our small trailer and for the first time give it a try. We visited Death Valley and Grand Canyon. Right now we are staying at the beautiful place next to the Red Rock in Sedona, Arizona. If you heard about this place you probably know that people claim this town to be spiritual and mysterious one. We’ve seen a lot of funky shops here where you can clear your spirit, take picture of you aura and find a peace. I don’t know about all of that; but, just looking at the gorgeous rocks, mountains, trees, canyons I agree, the Mother Nature definitely marked this place as One Must See.

I’ve painted this small 5″x7″ sketch of one of the surrounding rocks. The sunlight was just right. During our short trip we took hundreds of pictures that I am hoping to convert some of them to the paintings one rainy day in California 🙂
5″x7″ Watercolor on Arches 140 lb Cold pressed Paper