Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Grand Canyon!

If you've been paying attention to this blog, you may have noticed that some time ago I put a link in the sidebar to this years Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air on the Rim. It's there because I've been invited to participate in this years exhibition! I waited a while to mention it for a couple of reasons. First off, I wasn't sure it was real, and second I wanted to post the painting I will have in the studio portion of the event. I decided to take photos of how I painted it. The last shot is pretty much the finished painting (I took more shots, email me if you'd like to see them) I have been up to paint the Canyon a few times this winter, so a snow scene seemed appropriate.

4 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Great to see the progression of this piece. A big thank you for this, it's so helpful to we inexperienced painters.

Bill Cramer said...

Believe it or not Mick, this is the first time I've done this for a big piece and with this many photos. Glad you found it useful. The painting is pure studio alla prima, with little underpainting. I'm just happy it turned out - deadline approaching fast!!

greggart said...

Nice work Bill....warm vs. cool. How many settings did you do it in? What size is it?

Bill Cramer said...

Greg, This is a 24x24 on panel and it was painted in the course of a long day, but if you add up all the sketches and small study paintings no one will ever see, well, let's just say it took a lot longer and used a lot more paint! This is composite of several other painting ideas and photographs brought together, there is no spot on the rim that looks exactly like this. Glad you like it.