Painting Grand Canyon National Park
In this episode of The Grand View, artist Stefan Baumann journeys, painting Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s most famous National Parks, and explores its lesser known North Rim. In contrast to its southern half, this region offers the typical canyon beauty, but also a more lush environ of pine and aspen. Interviews include Chris Parish from The Peregrine/Condor Project, as he discusses the successful reintroduction of the California condor to the canyon; Becky Latanich discusses the region’s unique geologic history; and Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, Hopi Native American, shares the history of her people before the region became a National Park. Baumann concludes by painting a vista from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.
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If you enjoyed this excerpt and would like to learn more about painting outdoors, you might like to purchase Stefan Baumann’s instructional DVD, which expands on the painting portion you just watched. This project works with a vertical canvas using the usual limited pallet of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow and white. Stefan will show you some of the secrets of working with a large subject and shrinking it down to fit the format you are using, selecting detail, working on the direction of view and giving the viewer of your painting a sense of place. You will also see how Stefan spends a lot of time working on his preliminary sketch, working in values of grey to lay out his project. Click here to learn more and purchase the DVD.