"Sunrise At Yavapie Point"
Plein Air painting at the Grand Canyon
8 x 10 inches, oil on board
I think the greatest challenge of painting on site at the Grand Canyon is that the canyon itself appears endlessly vast and expansive, so much that it is difficult to decide which area to focus on. In this painting, rather than choosing a focal point, I used contrast of definition (sharp & defined vs muted areas) to place the viewer at a viewpoint from which to enjoy the vastness and variation of colors created by the morning atmosphere.
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