30x40 oil on canvas
I am posting a painting which no longer exists...it has been reworked with major revisions...and several months of work had to be painted over. There are many layers in this work...and soon I will post the revised version with many more layers on top of these....the canvas is considerably heavier than a blank one.
Why did I do it?? Because I did not do a drawing before I started this large piece....only a small thumbnail with some shapes. This subject should have had a somewhat detailed drawing done before picking up a brush...not to scale but at least a large sketchbook study. The Grand Canyon is not a landscape for impatient painters! All the many parts must follow the law of perspective when doing contemporary realism. Usually I can draw well...I spent many years only drawing as an art form and not painting...but on this.. I did not do my homework and I paid for it. I could have had another two large paintings done in the time I spent correcting this one. I had to redraw shapes to conform to not only linear perspective...but also the colors of all those pieces had to recess with aerial perspective. You will see, when I post the newly completed 'Nankoweap Noon', the differences a few changes in compostition will make to the overall feel.
So all you artists out there..if you want to do the smart thing...do your homework!