I saw this picture on a screen saver on a PC. I liked the color and the contrast between the shaded, yet colorful arch and the sun-bleached desert beyond. This was the first painting where I started to learn the texture and richness of light glaze layer over layer.
It was almost 10 years after I painted this that I learned that it is Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.
The technique improves. Watercolor is subtractive, which makes it hard to handle light objects. Once you take away the light, the paper is covered and the light is gone for good.
Mount Timpanogos starts about a half mile from my home. It completely dominants the sky to the north. This is one of my impressions of the mountain. The painting hangs in the conference room of the BYU Computer Science Department. If you are ever in the room, there is an message hidden in the trees.
This painting I did for a friend. His family has a ranch which stands at the view point for this picture. I enjoy the colors and contrast of a late day in central Utah.