I love being in the beauty of nature and visiting state and national parks. I had completed this painting (shown to the left) of the Redwood trees inspired by a trip to Henry Cowell state park a few weeks ago. In June, when I visited Sequoia National Park I realized the Sequoia trees look very similar to the Redwoods trees in my painting.
On this same road trip I visited both Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon which was breath taking. I sat at the rim of the canyon and sketched a rough pencil sketch of the canyon. On my return home I colored and painted it and did one of Joshua Tree National Park as well. (see below)