Wednesday, September 8, 2010


"Canyon Skies" 11" x 14" oil/canvas plein air

I decided to tackle my nemesis! All
day long, at every location there was wind,
wind and more wind. If it wasn't the wind
it was the constant change in light as one
huge cloud sequence was followed by another.

In the middle of the day my choice was to sit
and wait a couple of hours for the sun to set
a little so I would at least have some shadows
to paint or find something else to paint. I'm at
the Grand Canyon for gosh sake, what else am I
going to paint?

In my moment of aimless thought, a really cool
cloud pattern came floating by. I had a blank
canvas, fresh paint and I had just eaten lunch.
"What the Heck?" A sky painting in the making.


Susan Roux said...

Love it!

Not your typical canyon painting, which makes it even better. Its a whole new perspective on an old subject. Ingenious!

Rusty Jones said...

Thanks Susan. It was actually alot of fun. An afterwards I got two more canyon pieces done before the end of the day.

Bev Boren said...

Very nice Rusty - love it!