The adventure continues…

I survived the 5 hour drive from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Not much to say about that big old barren landscape except that I really wouldn't want to be doing it on a horse. Stopped off at Hoover Dam which was a pretty awesome testament to human engineering.

Got to the GRAND CANYON in the late afternoon and this was the first view I had of it:

BOOM BABY! It's one of those sites you can't quite comprehend no matter how hard you stare at it, and I did stare a LOT. Got to work painting as soon as I put my jaw back in place and managed to get a 10x8 done before the sun went down and the cold came down like a freezer lid slamming shut. Had a kiwi audience for the last half hour which was a lot of fun so I got this photo of us all freezing...

Three kiwi generations on a big family trip together - I thought that was pretty awesome too.

Everywhere you look is a painting.

- and a painter trying to do it justice.

10x8" Oil on Canvasboard.

10x8" Oil on Canvasboard.

10x8" Oil on Canvasboard.

SO CUTE!

...and so very LARGE!

I put away the brushes this afternoon and went for a stroll.

...and look who I found! Me and Smokey go way back.

Leaving here tomorrow for the 5 hour drive back to Vegas and then the 28 hours of flying and busing after that to get back home to my little kiddies and my wonderful Helen.

Here's a video made by someone at the convention showing some highlights...

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Comment by Lorna Allan on May 8, 2012 at 16:40

Great video Richard!  Who is the lady at 21 seconds?  Loved her work. 

Comment by Sharon Casavant on April 26, 2012 at 0:40

Wow, these pictures bring back memories of the Grand Canyon!  So much colour, form, texture, like you said... a painting at every view.  You can't help be inspired to create a painting!  I love your thought, I am going to use it if you don't mind that "The best thing I like about believing in God is that you can say thank you!"  I'm so happy for you to have experienced not just the creation, but the Creator!!!!  :) :)

Comment by debbie piro on April 20, 2012 at 21:53

"WOW"  "WOW" you had a great time,,,,,i would love to be there too, your stuff looks great.

Comment by Sandra Broadhead on April 20, 2012 at 15:08

Congrats, RIchard. Your presentation at 1st Plein Air Convention was awesome. Nice to meet you and other talent artists as well. I learned a lot beeing there. Have a sound and safe trip back home. See u.

Comment by Richard Robinson on April 20, 2012 at 1:38

Yep that was me. I'll try and get the recording from them.

Comment by Patricia Genever on April 19, 2012 at 17:29

Was that you Richard standing on stage in the above video??

Comment by Rick Harder on April 19, 2012 at 15:17

Thanks Richard, very cool.

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