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Junipers at Grand Canyon – Demonstration

Junipers at Grand Canyon, final, oil on canvas, 24 x 30

Junipers at Grand Canyon, final, oil on canvas, 24 x 30

I just completed this 24 x 30 oil painting of Junipers at the Grand Canyon.  I love their gnarly trunks and timeless quality.  Check out my demonstration at https://my90acres.com/artwork/junipers-at-grand-canyon-demonstration/

 

Grand Canyon – Moran Point

Grand Canyon Moran Point - Final  18 x 24 oil on canvas

Grand Canyon Moran Point – Final 18 x 24 oil on canvas

I visited the Grand Canyon last month for the first time and fell in love with the place.  I could paint there for a hundred years and still not run out of subject matter.  What I loved most…and which was most challenging to me as a painter…is how the view changes constantly, depending upon the time of day and weather.

This demonstration is from the famous Moran Point, named after Thomas Moran.  I sat under this tree and painted a nice little watercolor but the actual painting was completed in the studio.  For once, not on a toned canvas.  Check out the demo at the link below.  https://my90acres.com/artwork/grand-canyon-moran-point-demonstration/

new eyes

Sometimes it takes a little nudge to get us out of our ruts. I’m currently traveling in the southwest with a bunch of canvases and paints. They say that travel is good for the soul. All I can add is that it makes me see the world with new eyes.  I love the colors, the vistas, the entire flavor of this part of the world.  This is a photo taken as I was perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon. I also spent several days painting the red rocks of Sedona.  Now I’m in Santa Fe. I’ve discovered that it’s best not to look at the work of too many other artists as I lose focus on my own vision. I brought 19 canvases and intend to return with 19 paintings.  Of more or less achievement. Stay tuned.Image