I came across fabulous Mesa Arch, which I named “Rugged Serenity” when traveling the southwest. Stopping into art galleries along the way, I looked for other examples of wall art landscape, rather than a contemporary Sedona landscape painting in oil or acrylic. I always like seeing different artist renditions of canvas prints. That’s when I came across this view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park.
Rugged Serenity – Moab, UT
Moab is a city in eastern Utah, and It’s a gateway to massive red rock formations in Arches National Park. Southwest, Canyonlands National Park features mesas and buttes carved by the Green and Colorado rivers, plus Native American rock art. It’s a crazy world when you find Dinosaurs tracks at sites like Bull Canyon Overlook and Copper Ridge. The town is a popular base for mountain bikers who ride the extensive network of trails. Amazingly the Sedona landscape has taken over as the most popular place to mountain bike. The Slickrock Trail is for off-roaders who come for the annual Moab Jeep Safari. A yearly event hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club, where 4-wheelers begin to challenge the rough terrain of the backcountry in the Moab, Utah area.
Canyonlands invites you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes like the landscape painting I created here. They were carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. These areas share a primitive painted desert atmosphere, but each offers different opportunities for sightseeing and adventure. This image and other Sedona Landscape paintings, Fire in the Sky, Sailing Sedona’s Sky, Bell Rock Vortex, Rabbit Ears, Sky of Grace, available as a large canvas print as well as it is on metal.