Friday, January 25, 2008

Before Sedona

Oil on board, 4 7/8" x 10 3/8"

If this scene were true to present-day Sedona, there would be rooftops of houses peeking through the trees in the middle distance. I chose to edit them out. This is me imagining Sedona before there was a town.

I'm sure it must be phenomenal to live in such an amazing place and watch the sun rise and set on those incredible mountains. But the truth is, I've always felt no one should be living there at all. It should have been made a National Park long, long ago.

OK, now I've made everybody in Sedona mad!


Frank Gardner said...

You painted the light so well in this one Don. I think it looks better without the houses. Skillful editing.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Frank. Yeah, I think Sedona looks best without the houses, too. And the tourist shops, the jeep and helicopter tours the...don't get me started!

Takeyce said...

This is stunning, Don. You've captured the light and shadows perfectly.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for your kind words, Takeyce.