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Canyon Wren Hideaway

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Canyon Wren Hideaway

Friends -
This one is an oil painting! I started this last winter, but these things seem to take me some time. This one I found especially challenging because of the fact that slot canyons in the Southwest can be unbelievable in their complexity and fantastical contours. Painting the feel of being there can be tricky. But I find these places so peaceful, cool and beautiful that I wanted to do this. I especially love the sweet, cascading song of the canyon wren when we go out hiking in Southern Utah canyons. Often you can hear them, but can't see them. This may be the case with this painting as well, so I am providing the Wren detail.

This is an actual location near Boulder, Utah. Bob and I hiked this one in October 2008, and it is one of thousands of places in the vicinity that, with a pair of hiking boots, you can visit and forget your worries.

I will have prints of this made for sale in the fall Placerville Art Association Studio Tour (last weekend in September, first in October). The original is nfs.

Enjoy the peace.

Margie Lopez Read