Where to start


The reference photo is blocked off in one inch squares.  To me, painting the Canyon requires a combination of exactness and a bit of artist license.  Part of the beauty of the Canyon is the “regular irregularity”; parallel shadows and ridges, yet none are quite identical.  You can also see I’ve written a code to help me keep my place by naming some of the layers and indicating dark shadow, light shadow, penumbra, etc.

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