Next we made a stop at Mt. Carmel Junction, to visit the home of Maynard Dixon, the important 20th Century painter known for his simple, powerful depictions of the American West. Dixon built his home in Mt. Carmel Junction in 1939, where he spent summers living and working with his wife, San Francisco Muralist Edith Hamlin, until his death in 1946.
|The exterior of the Dixon house.|
|The view from the balcony of the Dixon home, with a large reproduction of one of his works hanging over the fireplace.|
|I thought these rocks jutting out from the wall looked like an indigenous face.|
|The car on the road is this picture will give you an idea of the scale of these rock formations!|
|Fabulous red tones in this formation.|
Heading north on I 15 back towards Cedar City, we got off on Kolob Road for a short scenic drive at the northwestern part of the park. We stopped at a quiet spot there to sketch and paint, but were surprised when a tour bus full of Chinese tourists arrived,
|Selfie with headlamp.|