Grand Canyon Sunset

The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite subjects.  The scale of the landscape is impossible to imagine, until you see it in person. And sunset creates a glow that brings out the best of the canyon’s many geological wonders.

I began with a plein air (on site) watercolor study, then painted this acrylic in my studio. I find watercolor to be the perfect medium for capturing a fleeting moment like this, when the light is at its peak.

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.