Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the painting of the  Grand Canyon. The photo that I will be using is seen directly below. I will be using my usual acrylics on a 12x12 gallery-wrapped canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

 Since that time, I have continued to work on the painting.

I wasn't totally happy with the 2 layers of buttes to the rear and revised them.  To the far rear, the prior version had only horizontal lines of color.  I've now changed them to appear as vertically oriented blocks of color that don't quite line up.  It's a bit more realistic.  The next closest layer of buttes has received a better balance of light to dark.  There is now less shadow.  It seems to work better, at least to my eye.  Finally, The sky is complete with clouds both high and at the horizon.  The painting is now finally completed.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week.  See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

Originally posted to ArtKos-Kossack Artists on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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