Black Canyon

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado is a mystical place. The Gunnison River has carved a narrow gorge of black granite rock walls 2700 feet deep but only 40 feet wide at the bottom. With a length of 48 miles, the canyon was a natural barrier to land movement for Native Americans.

I made this watercolor painting in my studio from sketches and photographs taken at the site.

The original acrylic painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.