Virgin RiverPosted: September 20, 2014
I found another sketch from my time in Utah, this one of a small rock waterfall on the Virgin River in Zion National Park. The river flows through a canyon and most people follow it as it narrows and the canyon walls get closer together, even wading through the shallow water at times. It must be very beautiful in the off-season but it was so crowded on the day I visited that you practically had to hold your breath to squeeze by people on the trail. Not my preferred way to hike! I chose instead to draw several views of the river from a little off the trail. I’ll probably use this sketch in a larger painting but change the format to vertical so I can include more of the red rock wall behind it.