Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim 2012

Hands down, this is the most incredible event I do in the year. Every year I come to the south rim, I think there is no way this event will be as good as the year prior, and this year was no exception. This year, and every year since the first year in 2009, they’ve ¬†out done themselves!! This year the sales were up by nearly 40% from last year… incredible!! The weather this year was superb with a couple of storms moving through for drama and excitement, but nothing lasting or torrential like last year’s weather. Well it made for an extremely diverse and productive week of work. I spent some more time at one of my old favorites, Yaki point, and a number of days were spent out at Mojave Point on the west rim as well looking into the Abyss. My favorite painting from the week was Temple Shapes done from Hopi Point on the West Rim. Enjoy it Nancy!! A special thanks goes out to all those at Grand Canyon Association for all of their work and to the Grand Canyon enthusiasts that helped make the show an incredible success by purchasing our poetic interpretations of one of the seven wonders of the world. Below is the body of work from this year’s event!!

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  1. Terry & Karen S. November 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    We were fortunate to find your beautiful work during the final days of the exhibit. Every day “Flyin’ Through” brings back the awe and fond memories as we pass by it in our home. Thank you.

  2. David Grossmann December 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    These are exceptionally good, Josh. One of these days I hope to make it to the Grand Canyon to paint. I’ve hiked across it and explored some of the surrounding area but never painted there. Maybe in 2013.

    I hope to bump into you time soon. I enjoyed reading the article about you and your studio in SWA.

  3. Rusty Jones December 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    This set of paintings just blew me away. The variety of texture and brush work you posses is amazing. I am truly impressed with the way you capture the varying weather patterns that frequently interrupt a day of painting on the rim. My hat is off to you Josh.

  4. Orson J. Morgan December 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Josh, All those paintings are winners. Keep up the great work, ojm

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