Welcome back.

This week we will be continuing with our Grand Canyon painting derived from the photo seen directly below.

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

Since that time I have continued working on the painting.  There are actually many changes, some of which may not be readily apparent.  There’s good news and bad news here.  The bad news is that I accidentally smeared some red paint on the sky and had to repaint some of it for purposes of overall consistency.  The good news is that it actually seems a bit enhanced, a bit more dramatic.  A happy accident, as Bob Ross would say.

Also changed are the midground buttes and shadows.  These changes may not be readily apparent.  The changes are incremental, really more of a tweaking of the forms and some of the highlights.  The result of these small changes is a more consistent and somewhat more natural scene.  

Finally, there is the foreground on the lower left.  It is now complete with rocks of a color appropriate to their closeup positioning.  The red is more saturated as well as the shadows.  The scene is now complete.

The completed painting is seen in the photo directly below.

The entire sequence of this painting is seen in the series of photos directly below, from start to finish.

That’s about it for now, I’ll see you next week with something entirely new.

As always, feel free to post your own work in the comments section of this thread.

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