Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kanab Canyon

Painting 1.33 Kanab Canyon. This is based on a drawing from General Wesley Powell's "The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons" I may have to update this picture later because I never really finished the painting. I left it sitting too long after finishing the rocks in the foreground and wasn't able to finish the shadows on the background rocks and the water. When I've let something sit to long before getting back to it, its usually easier to just start a new painting than to try to get back into the mindset of the previous one. Looking at it now, the unrealistic lighting and coloring on the water make it look like an abstract shape imposed on the rocks rather than a shallow river at the bottom of a deep canyon. The shadows in the far background seem like they've melted into the highlights which may make those rocks look farther away. If I had a plan for how I was going to handle these things, it is long forgotten. This is why it's important to maintain a good work ethic!

Giclee Print

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