Grand

Canyon 1 pastels

My first visit to the Grand Canyon was in the late winter of 1978. I spent 3 days hiking the canyon and indeed it lived up to its name; the majesty and grandeur was beyond description. Of course, this was before the ubiquitous cell phone and I was without a camera, but I was never without my sketch book. At every turn I had to capture, as best I could, all that was before me. Those sketches became the subjects for these pastels that comprise my first Grand Canyon Series.

Grand Canyon1, #13
Grand Canyon1, #13

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #9
Grand Canyon1, #9

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #33
Grand Canyon 1, #33

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #34
Grand Canyon 1, #34

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #30
Grand Canyon 1, #30

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #32
Grand Canyon 1, #32

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #8
Grand Canyon1, #8

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1,  #26
Grand Canyon 1, #26

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #14
Grand Canyon1, #14

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #10
Grand Canyon1, #10

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #3
Grand Canyon1, #3

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #7
Grand Canyon1, #7

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon1, #16
Grand Canyon1, #16

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand  Canyon 1, #4
Grand Canyon 1, #4

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #24
Grand Canyon 1, #24

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 11”

Grand Canyon 1, #17
Grand Canyon 1, #17

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 10”

Grand Canyon 1, #12
Grand Canyon 1, #12

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon 1, #6
Grand Canyon 1, #6

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon Series #23
Grand Canyon Series #23

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon Series #21
Grand Canyon Series #21

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”

Grand Canyon Series #25
Grand Canyon Series #25

Pastel on Paper, 8 1/2” x 11”

Grand Canyon 1, #5
Grand Canyon 1, #5

Pastel on Paper, 9” x 12”