Zion National Park

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Zion National Park

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 15”h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 9″h x 12″w 2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts for the Zion National Park. The incredible sheer vertical cliffs are awe inspiring. When I hiked up the canyons, I was humbled by their size.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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Yellowstone North

Oil landscape painting north of Yellowstone by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Yellowstone North

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 26″h x 40″w, 2005, Revised 2012.

This scene shows the mountains at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. I love the contrast of golden hues against the gray blue hues of the stormy sky and thought it would make a striking painting.
This painting has morphed numerous times. Originally it had elk in it, then I painted out the elk and put in a horse. Later, I added several horses. Eventually it became this landscape.

Painting Available

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Wizard Island West View

Oil landscape painting Crater Lake NP by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Wizard Island West View

Medium: Oil, Image Size: 16″h x 20″w. 2011.

On the west rim of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park you can see this view of Wizard Island. The deep rich blue color of the lake is so inspiring. This is a rugged landscape with steep cliffs of the caldera offset by the rounder shape of the island. The contrast of the snow compliments the rich blues of the lake, but it also gives contour and definition to the steep caldera cliffs. The shadow on the lake in the lower right-hand corner of the painting gives a hint of the presence of the caldera rim.

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Zion Big Bend

Watercolor painting of Zion landscape by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Zion Big Bend

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 12″h x 16″w, 2015.

This watercolor was done from a scene I saw at Big Bend in Zion National Park. My husband Harry and I hiked many locations at Zion in the winter, and I was so impressed with the grandeur of the park that I did this painting to capture that feeling of awe that the park gives me. The incredible sizes of the rock cliffs are enormous compared to the full-grown Cottonwoods in the valley floor. Shadows are big and dark this time of year. I layered many transparent washes to build up the values and textures of the shaded rocks.

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Crater Lake West Rim Study

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Crater Lake West Rim Study

Medium: Gouache, Image Size: 6.25″ h x 9.5″ w, 2009.

This small gouache study is of Wizard Island as seen from the west rim looking east over Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

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Zion Faces

Watercolor painting of a Zion by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Zion Faces

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 13.5″h x 10.5″w, 2015.

The sheer cliffs of Zion National Park, Utah are so humbling and gorgeous. I painted this watercolor from a scene I saw on one of the trails that overlooked the Zion River below. The sun was getting ready to set so it cast long shadows on the massive cliffs.

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Distant Storm Approaches

Watercolor landscape painting, Yellowstone National Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Distant Storm Approaches

Medium: Watercolor/Gouache, Image Size: 7.5″h x 12″w, 1997.

This is a quick study done of Yellowstone National Park. My husband and I skied past this area one winter, and I thought it was a beautiful place.

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Death Valley Sand Dunes

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Death Valley Sand Dunes

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 4.5″h x 6.5″w, 2005.

This watercolor study is of the rippled sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.

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Bryce Hole Study

Watercolor landscape painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Bryce Hole Study

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 4″h x 6.5″w, 2005.

This small intricate watercolor study depicts one of the eroded holes in Bryce Canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

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Wizard Island

Watercolor landscape painting Crater Lake National Park, Wizard Island by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Wizard Island

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 9″h x 12″w, 2008.

Wizard Island, in the caldera of Crater Lake National Park, is the focal point of this watercolor. It is a beautiful and dramatic park, and this viewpoint is one of the most popular scenic overlooks.

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