Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Oil of Fossil Creek

This painting was done on Jan 29th, my birthday present to myself (I mean to say, the time in the studio was want I wanted to do on my birthday). It was done in oil with a palette knife, measures 12x16 inches, and depicts Fossil Creek in late afternoon. I don't have a title yet... maybe, "Autumn at Fossil Creek."

Monday, February 13, 2012

Winter at the Grand Canyon

The afternoon at the Grand Canyon yesterday was spectacular! It is always doubtful what the Canyon will look like on a stormy day: socked in with clouds or just overcast with no sun light. We were lucky! Snow flurries moved in and swept through the Canyon and the clouds broke to let the sun play with color and light on the cliff walls. Denise and I walked on the Rim Trail from Mather Point to Yaki Point, enjoying the pockets of solitude. We stuck around for sunset and a watched as the fog rolled in. How quickly the weather changed and the fog blew away for a few moments to let us see what it decided to reveal to us. Amazing!

snow blowing through

from Yaki Point

another flurry of snow, near Bright Angel trailhead

Lookout Studio

sheets of blowing snow far below

fog and susnet at Powell Point


Sunday, February 12, 2012

An amazing afternoon at the Grand Canyon!

Denise and I have mentioned to each other over the past few weeks that we need to make it up to the Grand Canyon. Yesterday morning we checked the weather for the Canyon: Snow! Yep, we are going! We were rewarded with wintry weather and breath-taking views of clouds and weather in the Canyon. I have 250 photos to edit... so here's is just one image for your enjoyment.