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10-27-2004, 07:58 PM
Here is an arcrylic painting of El Capitan Rock near monument valley. From plein air drawings, and photos. It is on 9"X12" gesso hard-board using Golden fluid acrylics. My palett was yellow ochre, red oxide, anthraquinone blue, cerulean blue deep, and titanium white.

Comments wellcome



Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 08:02 PM
Another stunning painting Jack

Marty C
10-27-2004, 08:20 PM
Hi Jack,
Beautiful work, certainly a dramatic scene and you have done a fine job on it.

10-28-2004, 01:17 AM
Nice job Jack, good to see some limited-palette work.

I always wondered what El Capitan looked like!


10-28-2004, 09:11 AM
This is wonderful, what an impactful scene. :D


10-28-2004, 12:34 PM
Excellent. Makes me want to start hiking up it....


10-28-2004, 02:22 PM
Jack: You've done a superior job of it here! This is really terrific!
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10-28-2004, 03:47 PM
Nice painting Prospector, but have you found any GOLD yet? :D I like to do a little panning myself, but there isn't much in Missouri.


10-28-2004, 07:04 PM
This is wonderful, Jack...I love the way you've captured the lights. Well done! :) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lee :cat:

10-28-2004, 07:37 PM
Thanks y'all for the kind comments. I'm getting ready to make a plein air painting trip up near Sedona, and Oak Creek Canyon next week while the color is at the peak. Got me a new french easle, and will use the limited palett I have been using on the last couple paintings of Monument Valley.

I want to do a loose underpainting using wet on wet. Then finish it with Golden High solid gel medium with the fluid colors to get the impasto effect. Have any one here used the high solid gel medium. Getting excited about plein air painting.


11-02-2004, 07:18 PM
Hey Marty, I meet this artist from Perth Australia, and she is joining WC. Her nic will be Perfectscent, she is rather shy, and maybe ya could make her feel at home here when she gets through the que..


Marty C
11-02-2004, 07:29 PM
Will do, Jack. Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye out. It will be great to have another West Aussie on board!

11-04-2004, 01:03 PM
Shy, shy, me shy???? LOL....Howdy Jack, and hi Marty, how you doing? I see you posted a pic Prospector, have you shown them the Ghost Town Series, my favourite yet. The little rock house with the iron roof.

Between where Marty lives and me on the Mandurah road I think (I could be wrong) there is a place just like that except we don't have a mountain in the background

love Cathy

11-04-2004, 01:09 PM
G'day Cathy, Go see Marty's work on the Marine forum he realy knows his sea.
I have already posted the ghost town paintings here. Ya can go back pages to find old posts or click on my nic and find all the posts I have done.


Charlie's Mum
11-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Very impressive Jack - love that strong light and shade - so hot! :D

Welcome Cathy-from-Australia :wave: ........will you be joining us here in Acrylics?

11-04-2004, 01:31 PM
Maureen, thanks fer the kind comments on painting.. Desert scenes must be rare in yer part of the world? I love the painting you do.


Charlie's Mum
11-04-2004, 05:06 PM
Hi again Jack - thank you for the lovely compliment! :D

No, no deserts here......moorland, dales, rolling hills and lots of built up urban areas instead! Not nearly as dramatic as those desert scenes you paint!!!!! :D