Friday, February 24, 2012

Canyon Romance - Almost Finished

Canyon Romance- Greg Newbold- oil, 24" x 24"
The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features... The glories and beauties of form, color and sound unite in the Grand Canyon... It has infinite variety and no part is ever duplicated. Its colors, although many and complex at any instant, change with the ascending and declining sun... You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view...but to see it you have to toil from month to month through this labyrinths...but if strength and courage are sufficient for the task, by a year's toil a concept of sublimity can be obtained never again to be equaled on hither side of Paradise."
John Wesley Powell - 1909
We can behold what a river and time are capable of creating, but can anyone adequately capture the power and grandeur of the Grand Canyon? I am not sure, but this obstacle will not keep me or  countless other artists from trying. I am almost finished with this Grand Canyon painting. I have a few more passages that I want to push and a few highlights and details to add, but I think I am about 95% complete at this point.I am sure my gallery, Williams Fine Art, will be glad to see it.

See previous post of this painting in progress here

5 comments:

COBOL said...

Wonderful painting of a wonderful place

Amy said...

Sigh...makes me want to go back there. This painting is progressing nicely, and evokes the feeling of the canyon in late afternoon. Nice job!

Brad Teare said...

Those who have tried to paint the canyon know what an amazing painting this is. Good job!

Rob Colvin said...

Very nice!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Guys. This has been both a challenge and a labor of love. I'm pretty satisfied with the result though. I am sure the next one will be just as challenging and fun.