Sunset at Delicate Arch, Utah
Painting - Sunset at Delicate Arch, Utah

Sunset at Delicate Arch, Utah

by Richard Harpum MA

About this Painting

Every year or two, my wife and I visit her sister and her family in Phoenix Arizona.  In 2008 we all drove up to Utah, visiting several national parks, including Arches National Park. 

Delicate Arch is Utah’s national symbol and is located on a ridge a 45-minute up-hill hike from the nearest parking lot.  However, it is worth the effort.  The arch is located on the side of a wide natural hollow, which reminded me of an amphitheatre.  The name is a bit of a misnomer, as there is not much that is “delicate” about this arch.  It has many other nicknames, the most apt of which I think is “Cowboy Chaps”. 

This scene is of the sun setting over Canyonlands and shining through the arch.  Although the rocks are naturally an orange colour, the sunset significantly enhances this to give a breathtaking effect. 

Size of original: 20" x 30" (51cm x 76cm)

Acrylic on Canvas

Painting Reference Number: 131

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Price of the Original:

  • £3,070 (framed)
  • £2,970, US$4,160*, €3,560* (unframed)

Prices of Limited Edition Prints (numbered, signed, unframed):

  • Studio Proof** canvas print (full size); Edition size 25: £420; US$690; €525 + shipping
  • Giclée print*** on 300 gsm paper (full size): Edition size 50: £210; US$347; €263 + shipping
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