Project Description

Cliff Dwellings

Colorado has many ancient cliff dwellings. One of the most preserved and popular archeological sites in southwest Colorado is Mesa Verde National Park. I visited there in 2019 with a friend, and if you’re ever in this area, I highly recommend a visit. It’s mind-blowing!

Although I did not take the photo for this painting, another friend had an “Arty Party” in the fall of 2020 for a small group of people. She had invited a watercolor teacher who supplied the image and gave a quick two-hour class on watercolor painting.

He showed us a photo of his gorgeous finished painting, but I felt the subject matter of these ruins was a bit too complex and advanced for most of us students. I took my painting home and painstakingly worked on it for weeks! It was a great learning experience in glazing and how to capture the light, shadows, and depth of the image.

Watercolor painting on 140# Arches cotton paper using Daniel Smith professional watercolor paints.

Original Painting Size: 11″ x 15″ unframed

Original Art Price: $175

Includes a 16″ x 20″ single white mat with backing board packaged in an acid-free clear protective sleeve. Frame is not included.
Artwork is shipped via USPS in sturdy packaging. Shipping is not included in the price and will be determined upon purchase.

Colors may look different on your device. Framed images and wall background colors are to give the viewer an idea of how it will look in a black frame on a wall. Prints Available!

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