Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon

October 5, 2017

Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon

12 x 36″ Oil on Claybord Panel

And yet another version of Roughlock Falls. This painting is rendered in oil paint, and therefore has a different quality than the paintings I do in watercolor.  I especially like the way the water falls over the rocks at this site, and I focused upon that while painting this piece.  This painting can currently be seen at my home studio in Spearfish, SD.

My visit to Roughlock Falls was in the spring, while the water was especially rushing and there was a cool nip in the air.  I strove to depict this quality in the piece. There is a unique Black Hills smell at Roughlock Falls, one that speaks of home to me.


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