Sedona’s Seven Sacred Pools
My inspiration comes from the many hikes I take here in this magical place I call home. I’m confident I’ll never run out of beautiful scenes to paint here in the red rocks. They inspire me and leave me breathless whenever I spend time on the land.
Creativity may come to me quickly; however, it does not. For example, I painted out and created four different versions of this painting before I was happy with the results.
My mentor, Claudia Hartley, told me it was the best I’ve done when I asked her to critique this painting. While that pleased my ego, I was not convinced it was complete. I felt that something was missing, but what? Then it hit me…add some yellow to the midground where the green abstract forms are, and suddenly, it all came together. After I did that, I instinctively knew I was done!
Not far from Sedona’s Sacred Pools is the Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole, just one of seven sinkholes in the Sedona area. If you Google “Seven Sacred Pools,” this also appears, The Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch, Maui.
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