Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Navajo Lands_5 x 5_pen and ink_landscape

Liquid Visions - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Alcohol Inks on Yupo
January 22, 2014
Navajo Lands © Donna Pierce-Clark

There is an area near Page, AZ,
where the slot canyons can be entered.
They are glorious!
They can be treacherous if one does not listen intently 
to and follow the leading of a trained Navajo guide.
Without warning, the rivers can quickly flood these canyons.
The entrance to the slot canyons
looks a lot like Navajo Lands.
Below are several photos we took of the inside of the canyons.
Carved by the movement of water.........
Just unbelievably gorgeous!
The sun pours down through the narrow opening at the top of the canyon.
Here, you can see the back of Brian's head (white hat) 
and Dennis, looking up!
A little perspective for you of the immensity of the canyon walls.
The rushing waters create and re-create these canyons
every single time it rains hard!
This is why, a native guide is a must!
And, one that follows the weather reports,
because these waters rush from many miles
away, and then WOOSH!
No, absolutely No Warning!
Weather reports are paramount!


  1. This painting is just stunning Donna. Your work is incredible and I wish you great success.

  2. I paint using oils with a palette knife, but just had my first yupo & watercolors experience today. I think they might be opposites! :) So fun! Your work is just beautiful and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much, Hallie.
      Have fun with watercolors!!

  3. You capture the desert so beautifully Donna!

    1. Thank you, Sheila!

      I certainly cannot take much credit: Whatever we paint, in whatever medium, the model is the key, and the southwest is such an amazing model!


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