|The first Widforss painting I ever saw, I couldn't take my eyes off of it- I can see no re-worked passages, no muddy areas, no hesitation.|
|Not only has Widforss captured a very complex scene, his color temperatures are fantastic. The cool and warm tones together make this one of my favorite.|
Of course, I wanted to paint it right away. We toured for most of the day, then towards late afternoon I got my sketch kit out of the car and crawled on my belly to an edge and began to work. I tried to work, I should say. I couldn't do it. I couldn't even get a line or shape to make sense on the page. I tried to get the local color, but even that was beyond my skills. Finally, packing up my bag, I gave up. And took pictures. Hundreds of them.
|This is what I got as I sat on the edge of a rock and tried to draw what I saw. As you can see, I couldn't make sense of it. So complex, the Grand Canyon has taken me some real processing to work up the nerve to try and put it on paper.|
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