It’s amazing what you can get done when you get a day to work in the study(minus a few peeks at the football games of course). This is the start of a scene that I encountered out at the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago. I was struck at how beautiful this twisting tree with half its leaves was that I forgot for a moment of the grandness that was behind it. For all the images that I saw while I was there, it was some of the ones like this that stuck in my mind the most. Funny how the mind works like that. The painting itself is being done in oil and is a fairly large piece at 36″ x 48″. I am looking forward in the next few days to start working in more detail and starting to see the painting really take off. The other painting that I am working on as well is a portraiture that is starting to come together too. Between the two I should be kept busy in the coming days.