Thursday, May 1, 2014

Grand Canyon Collagescape

Grand Canyon, 12”x36” mixed media on wood panel

The Grand Canyon is the most challenging landscape subject I have ever painted.  There are a huge variety of colors and tones to be depicted, you then have to factor in all the different shading and levels of light and finally depict layer upon layer of geological strata.  In a collagescape I anticipated the Grand Canyon might be more approachable.  In this process it’s all about extracting the colors, painting the various sections of paper, cutting it all up and reconstructing it — approximately 10,000 individual pieces.  This is the result.

A print and other merchandise is based on a detailed section of this work and available form Society 6.

No comments:

Post a Comment