I’ve finished the first of several paintings I’ve planned to do of my trip to Death Valley National Park last February. I ran the Death Valley half marathon in Death Valley National Park just as the wildflower superbloom was starting, and it was a wonderful experience. Just as the sun was rising and the runners lined up at the start line, the race director lead the crowd in singing “America the Beautiful”.
Death Valley Superbloom, 20″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, copyright © 2016 Kathryn Beals
You can click on the images to see detail shots from the finished painting. I had fun working with yellow on this one:
Here’s a gif of the painting coming together. You can watch my coffee cup moving around: