GRAND CANYON RIVER TRIP 2015

A  Garden  of  Eden  in  the  Known  Galaxy;
The  Colorado  River  Through  the  Grand  Canyon

Gotta’ be one of the most amazing trips and life experiences so far in a life that’s had more than its share of good times, trust me. I am a thankful guy. But this trip was truly amazing. Amazing friends, amazing guides, amazing weather, and absolutely A Garden of Eden in the known Galaxy. Plus we had a full moon! Look out for a video this Fall featuring this gang of BAPA presidents (Bad Ass Painters of America and every member is president) and this completely ridiculously awesome adventure.Directly below you’ll find a photo journal of some of the best times and scenery with commentary and some Geology-nerd stuff here and there.Below that, you’ll find the body of work created on location, mostly in the order of creation, and the larger thumnails are studio paintings done upon returning to reality. Enjoy!

photocrati gallery

CanyonTrickle

24×24    “Canyon Trickle”     Oil on Linen
National Canyon, where we had a layover on day 7.
A wider bit of the canyon where the water would emerge from the talus and flood debris for a bit and then seep back down below ground.

TimeMachines

36×24    “Time Machines”     Oil on Linen
Painted from the plein air painting in the collection below entitled, “The Sheer Size of it All.”