What elements of a landscape catch my eye? A beautiful vista doesn't always translate into a painting, at least not for me. I can travel for miles surrounded by nature's beauty enjoying every moment, but not see a painting. Then out of nowhere a painting will show itself. I was hiking at Utah's Arches National Park one September evening and this painting caught my eye. The clouds shifted just so. The orange evening light flooded the plateau and range, while the foreground juniper and sagebrush remained in shadow. It was so brief. But enough time for me to capture some mental and digital images to take back to the studio and paint this little 6x8 oil study. Posted by Ann Geise.