"Glorious Evening" #818
Featured at Grand Canyon Celebration of the Arts Invitational Exhibit September 2012
Each year at the Grand Canyon Celebration of Arts, in conjunction with the "Plein Air on the Rim" event, invited artists are asked to provide a studio painting of the Grand Canyon. This was mine for the 2012 event. Using reference material like plein air sketches and photographs, I created a scene designed to convey the majestic breadth of the Canyon. This painting was done entirely with a small painting knife, which takes much more time than painting with a brush, but it was a labor of love!
Below are some detail shots of the painting as well as the painting in its frame. (Click to enlarge!)