Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On Top of the World

This is for Virtual Paintout, September 2015, Utah challenge. It's oil on 10x14 canvas board.

After taking a few months break from VP due to summer traveling etc, it's time to get back to VP challenges. The closest I have ever came close to the Grand Canyon was from the Arizona side taking a quick helicopter ride around Scottsdale. So it was fun to virtually visit the canyons from the Utah side on Google street map. I was checking out Canyonlands National Park in Utah, and saw this great view of the canyon and a guy trying to take a picture, or perhaps a selfie, on what looks like a smart phone. (ref) I took elements from this Google street view, and rearrange them. I also turn up the color of the canyon while trying to keep a sense of space and openness of the canyon view.