B. Clyde Beck
"Face of the Watchman" 2009 | Watercolor on 300 lb. D' Arches paper | Size = 18" X 24"
While traveling B. Clyde Beck tries to paint as many plein aire watercolors as he can given sufficient time and lighting conditions. This painting is from a series of watercolors done while traveling in and near various national parks in the US and Canada.
This is a formation along the side of Zion National Park where the town of Springdale, UT, meets the park boundary. This view is from the Westerly side. The name of the Mountain comes from the Bible. A number of the formations in Zion Canyon (even the canyon name) come from the Bible and were named by a Methodist missionary and early Mormon settlers.
The mountain is painted using light-tinted washes of color to build the subtle shadings of the stone, shadows, and vegetation. A thin striping brush was used to produce the rock layer shadow lines defining the narrow bands of the horizontal layers laid down by water that characterize much of the geology of the area.
It is framed by the artist with a simple frame 25 1/2" x 30 1/2" made from 1"x2" (nom.) recycled California Redwood, plain picture glass, and matted with a white mat board. The artist makes his frames himself from recycled materials and uses mats and other framing materials that are rated as archival by the material manufacturer.
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