FITZ Maurice has recently finished her live painting at the National Parks: this one from Bryce Canyon. She shared with Stu News the joys of being out in the wilderness and the sense of movement in the leaves and colors in the strata of rock formations. This first painting, a 12” X 16” oil, captures those colors and the feeling of motion in the trees of Bryce Canyon National Park.
“This was a challenging composition to draw and paint. It took a month and a half of disciplined work to finish this complex and extremely detailed landscape,” said Fitz. “I had many expectations including using somewhat of an Escher illusion to capture the in and out – up and down movement, inherent in Bryce Canyon. I also wanted to portray the ancient wind sculpted figures that seem to emerge from their weathered limestone palaces.”
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, a live painting by artist Fitz Maurice
“I invite viewers to look deeply into this painting to find an inner world of Figures that have been interacting for millions of years,” said Fitz.
FITZ Maurice has been on a quest to paint ‘live’ in every National Park in America. Now totally committed to help promote and protect the Parks, the artist is traveling by truck and trailer to each park. Hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in search of the ultimate scene, and finally setting up with portable easel and oil paints, FITZ sets out to capture in paint the wonders that make each National Park a treasure to Americans and all the people of the world.