Sunday, October 30, 2011

Arizona and the Grand Canyon

Ever since I started painting plein air pieces I have wanted to paint out west, especially the Grand Canyon. That dream came true this month thanks to my good friend Charlotte, who let me stay in AZ with her and who traveled up to the Canyon with me and my 14 year old daughter. The weather was perfect and the paintings were a challenge, due to the sheer immenseness of the landscape. Not qhat I was used to painting at all. But I tried and I plan to paint a large piece for my living room from one of the studies I completed there.

6" x 8" Yavapai View
6" x 8" Morning Vista, South Rim\

Here is a Prickly Pear cactus I painted one morning near Charlotte's place in Cave Creek.

8" x 10" Prickly Pears

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