Beyond the Abyss of Time
This view of the Grand Canyon is from the North Rim. More shadows are visible from this side than the South Rim. What struck me was how dull the colours were coma red to the bright reds and oranges of Hockney's paintings. Although I loved Hockney's paintings, I felt I had to restrain the colours to closer to reality, otherwise there would be nowhere to go for the more colourful canyons. The stratified rock holds skeletons of dinosaurs and sabre-toothed cats (smilodons), so it is like looking down into a record of time. It is a long way across the canyon and consequently the other rim looks a little misty. But further into the distance there is a mountain range. Looking on the map the range looks about 70 miles away. But all across the States there are huge visible distances, the like of which we do not have in the UK.
About the Artist
Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…View full profile