Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon

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"Rustic Canyon" is painted on a 12x12" square Canvas with Acrylic paint. 

The colors used in this painting include shades of royal blue, turquoise, deep blue, jade green, teal green, sage green, lime green, grass green, yellow, rust brown, rust red, true red, and chocolate brown with subtle hints of magenta and yellow ochre.

This work is available as Fine Art Giclee Reproductions on Paper or Canvas.

I started with the strong bands of true red, one from each of several different tubes, to see how close in color they were. It quickly got the look of a canyon. The earthy greens and blues provide a contrast to the flaming reds and rust, but they still have a jagged vibrance of their own.

To the solidity of the earthy canyon and the flaming contrast of the bright yellowy greens, we have only a relatively small amount of blue and turquoise to calm the effect. You might almost miss the magenta highlights.

It could be the wise thing to pair this painting with "Rustic Falls" or "Rainbow Falls" to cool down a bit. 

Or go ahead and let yourself get carried away with the intensity!