Bright Angel Canyon

Oil on panel, 9"x12". The shadows get deeper and deeper and the peaks get brighter and more golden as the sun gets lower and lower. Standing in one place on the rim of the Grand Canyon for hours at a time is something that not many people get a chance to do. It is magical to see the Canyon's shadows and colors change constantly. We find ourselves, as painters, trying to capture the moment before it is gone. I am in awe of how atmosphere changes the color of the earth. The stratified layers of the Grand Canyon show this like no other place on Earth. My series of South Rim plein air oil paintings show this as best I can paint. This series was painted in September of 2012 during a workshop with Linda Glover Gootch given through the Scottsdale Artists School and the Grand Canyon Field Institute.