Loose and Fast – 20 minutes Challenge

Canyon, mountain, rock, sky

Yesterday I was in the process of painting a lot of details on one of my Still Life paintings when I received an e-mail from my son. He is traveling for business to Colorado this week; he visited very interesting places and wanted to share great sightseeings. I was pretty tired from all that meticulous details of my other painting and I needed to loosen up. I took one of his pictures and challenged myself for 20 minutes. Result is here: Colorado Mountains.


12″x 9″ Watercolor on 140 lb Cold Pressed Canson Paper

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