Well am back working on the Grand Canyon which is acrylic on paper and for me is a pretty large piece, 16x23.   It is pretty slow and tedious and I realized I really am doing the same thing over and over so am trying to use some larger brushes. However, I need to stay within the tightness of the original painting, hope some painting later to get looser.  Am getting to some ridges now where it is smoother rock and will have the final ridge come in cutting across the front, the pine tree and then the ledge we are standing on overlooking the canyon floor.  When I successfully complete this (how is that for positive thinking) I have some additional photos I am going to try.  The majesty of this place, the awesome large expanse of just rock and ridges that go on for 30-40 miles, nothing can really do it justice I think.  Am looking at the planes and will probably adjust the big mountain in the middle for more shadows.  I am working from multiple photos so you can see I am having to adjust lighting and can probably tweak that with glazes. 

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  1. I think it's already super let alone if the af is hugs Danielle

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  2. that is a nice one. good work, especially because of the size.

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  3. Dear Nelvia, great work! And a lot of work. But it's worth it! It will be a masterpiece. Courage, the Grand Canyon is a difficult subject but in the end seems to give great satisfaction to the brave people who try to paint it. Have nice sunday! Hugs,Rita.

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  4. Hey friend! Take your time for this one. This is not a piece to screw up and do over. So much work you have already done and I love this one, you know that. I love the mountains in the far distance (the blue/gray) and also the mountain in the middle. Just perfect. Go for it!!! Hugs:)xxx

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  5. This is going to be amazing when it's finished but just thinking about all of that detail that you have to do is making my head hurt! : ) Can't wait to see it finished.

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