California Landscapes – Redwood Creek Overview From Redwood National Park

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A fascinating view of the mountains, which give a shelter to a peaceful in the summer time and full of energy in the Spring creek, the Redwood Creek.

When I stood there and watched this grandiose monumental view, listened to the sounds of wind, looked at the awakening from Winter nature; I started imagining how I can bring all that beauty on the piece of paper. Needless to say, when I came home; I had to paint this landscape.

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 The Redwood National and State Park is located in the United States, along the coast of northern California. Comprising Redwood National Park was established in 1968. Redwood Creek follows the Grogan Fault; along the west bank of the creek, schist (coarse-grained metamorphic rock that consists of layers of different minerals and can be split into thin irregular plates) and other naturally transformed rocks can be found there, while sedimentary rocks of the Franciscan Assemblage are located on the east bank.
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Slide Rock State Park (Sedona)

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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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