Grand Canyon I – I

DSC_4732Here I’ve begun with Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber and Naples Yellow, to express the far mountainscape of the Grand Canyon. Also, I used the mid-darkest green mix left over from the palette to paint the overhanging branch to the left.

I used a bright and two round brushes to paint the details. With a good deal of Acrylic Glazing Liquid mixed in, I brushed in the far left mountain line. Then, putting three colors on the brush at once, I painted the midline. I then went in with the tiniest round brush to add a more detailed line. I mixed Burnt Umber and Naples Yellow for half each of a round brush also, and would turn the brush here and there, to mimic the changing light and depth of the far mountain rang to the mid right.

It was great fun, and this is just the beginning, about an hour and a half in. A lot of detail for that amount of time.

Yesterday nearly wore me out! I had the long walk with my friend and her toddler at Gunner’s Lake, then made the tomato/basil salad and roasted zucchini with fresh herbs and cheese — only to go to the hand surgeon to find out that three weeks ago I had sprained my left middle finger and to have it wrapped and bound to the left wedding band finger! agh! so I’m a bit at a loss and one-handed now!

Typing is hard, everything is a bit harder, I must say, so I’ll keep this short.

Counseling went well today. We went over the bad and good coping skilled from the article I posted here on Saturday. She will be out from 8/28 to 9/10 however and I’m already feeling her absence. Not wanting to get too stirred up into anything. I’m to read the full article before Friday for anything else to discuss.

Fully enjoying my book still, the conversations of poets.

Afraid my left hand is hurting a lot now and have to stop.

A lot of voices with the alters today. A lot of physical pain also with my back even with yoga, overnight and during the day, probably due to the long walk with my friend. Bah. It will take more time, alas. More yoga, more walking.

Enjoying very much the fresh peaches and watermelon and tomatoes and zucchini!

Take care! 🙂


About amyjacksoncc

I am a professional artist, writer and musician creating from my home studio. To view my artwork, visit
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1 Response to Grand Canyon I – I

  1. says:

    Dear Amy,   Today is August 8. I am. Simply put. I am. I exist. Speechless.  Awed after reading and absorbing your posts. Blessed. At present, I can only express my gratitude for your sharing the being that you are……..I continue to be..breathe…just breathe……….somewhere from the great beyond…..know all is well, dear…..I will follow..up…….Rest assured….Vicki

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