Saturday, December 4, 2010


I started the Red rock painting today for that client. It’s a section from Marble Canyon on the Colorado River, not to far down from Lees Ferry where you start the Grand Canyon trip.

For me it is easier if I work on the back ground first and move my way forward. I threw in the darks in the foreground just to help with the value gradation as one goes back. My value range on those distant cliffs is between a 4 and 6 out of the 1 to 10 scale and of course I’ve added a blue haze to help push it all back in the distance. My next session I’ll work on the rich colors of the foreground and that should give it the nice atmospheric perspective.

Now it’s always the big question if the client will even like it?

Richard Boyer

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