All I can express about the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) is that I could see it only as an embodiment of God's awesome creation on earth. Its multicolored rock walls, craggy cliffs, and sandy slopes has left me in awe. Years ago, my brother wanted to buy a Grand Canyon painting but for some reason he could not, since then I have been wanting to paint one for him. My desire to paint it became deeper when I myself visited the Canyon and experienced its grandeur. Here is my version in acrylics on canvas sized 12'' by 14''. I did this referring to a poor picture taken with my small digital camera. I had to keep the source of light in mind, which is coming from my right side to block the shadow areas first..I did not want to over work and spoil the feel altogether! So simplified the details and just managed to get a feel of the place along with a glimpse of the Colorado river. All said and done, I would like to share this meaningful quote here that explains it all! "The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail". John Wesley Powell
I have always enjoyed art from an early age. I paint because I love the process the most. It has been a self learning experience and I am enjoying my journey of constant learning and creating. Thank you for visiting.