Original Plein Air Painting titled “Canyon Passage” by Ken Daggett

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Ken Daggett, Western Artist
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: oil on canvas panel
  • Size:
    15-⅝” x 11-⅝” image;
    23-¾” x 19-⅞” framed
  • Item # C4426E
  • Price: $1,300.00

This is close to the same area that the painter's perspective is.

This original painting, titled “Canyon Passage,” was created by New Mexico artist Ken Daggett. This perspective gives the viewer a clear look at the center of the canyon floor, and the massive stone walls around which it winds.  Pale greens and blues make the canyon floor feel distant and sprawling.  Sparingly applied touches of bold purple elevate the intensity.  The stone walls are composed of various purples, pinks, and oranges, blended into dreamy bursts of color using horizontal brushstrokes.  Those closest to the viewer are well-defined, those furthest away blur into abstraction.  “Canyon Passage” is a gorgeous image.

Its title and number—two numbers after that of a piece clearly titled “Canyon De Chelly (LINK TO C4426D) —suggest that it may have been painted during a trip to the wondrous monument located on the Navajo Nation.  The aforementioned earlier piece looks down into the canyon from a high cliff.  This piece places the viewer on a lower perch—not on its floor, and not up above, but somewhere in between.  

The painting is signed “Ken Daggett” in lower right. The painting is signed “Ken Daggett” in lower right.  It is numbered and titled “#3286 Canyon Passage” on verso.  It is framed in a wide gold frame.  “Canyon Passage” and “Canyon De Chelly” are sized and framed identically, and would make an excellent pairing.

Ken Daggett is a painter who grew up in Southern California and now lives in New Mexico.  Daggett’s early artistic explorations were inspired by those of his grandmother.  He studied art in high school courses and at Orange Coast College, but ultimately favored teaching himself over formal education.  He mastered watercolors while working as a freelance architectural illustrator, and then switched to oils while exploring plein air painting.  He lives and works in New Mexico, prolifically creating landscape paintings.

Condition: this Original Plein Air Painting titled "Canyon Passage" by Ken Daggett is in new and in original condition

Relative Links: Painting LandscapesKen Daggett, Western ArtistCanyon De Chelly

Close up view of a section of this painting.

Ken Daggett, Western Artist
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Western Artists
  • Medium: oil on canvas panel
  • Size:
    15-⅝” x 11-⅝” image;
    23-¾” x 19-⅞” framed
  • Item # C4426E
  • Price: $1,300.00

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