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In August of 2017, Janet and I went to Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park. I made a point of finding this view during late afternoon from Hopi Point. I had always wanted to do a painting that featured several of the famous temples and formations. A panorama of sorts.
As I looked through my Nikon Camera viewfinder I could not see near as wide as I wanted to even at 18mm. So I had to take two images and splice them together for the view we see here for reference.
On the far side of the Colorado River, from left to right, we see Isis Temple, Cheops Pyramid, Buddha Temple, Brahma Temple, Zoroaster Temple, Wotons Throne, Vishnu Temple, and the Desert View cliffs on the far horizon. It is a 28 mile drive to the Watchtower Desert View Point.
This side of the Colorado River gorge, we see from left to right, Dana Butte, a huge red limestone formation named The Battleship, and sunlit Oneill Butte and Cedar Ridge to the upper right.
The rocky edge in the foreground includes natural potholes filled with dirt, sand and gravel. This makes for a potentially hazardous situation for falls especially when tourists want to stand on the edge to take a selfie while wearing flip flops. Being on the edge of Grand Canyon and experiencing a view like this is breathtaking and beyond words. A distant summer monsoon clouds and rain just add to the beauty. I love this place!
I have another image of this same painting with a grey sky. I decided to repaint the original to have a blue sky and kept the former grey image so it creates an option for personal preference when ordering any of the print options FAA offers.
June 18th, 2018
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