Grand Canyon ViewRobert Pennor
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 30 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 15 oz.
In this painting, I wanted to show how it was when I stood there gazing at the scene. I was in awe. The canyon background needed to to overpower the foreground. The trees and foreground had to be stronger in value and color. I added the birds (vultures) for scale to show the immensity of the scene.
After painting for years out of the family room of his home, Robert took the plunge and built an addition to his home for proper studio space. He works in two very different styles, producing both color-blocked abstracts and realist landscapes. Robert begins each painting by creating a thumbnail value sketch to establish a composition. Each piece reflects his mood, but whether energetic or placid, the colors must always be harmonious. Robert’s technique uses mostly brushes with the occasional addition of palette knives to create subtle surface texture.