Vista West – Cape Royal

Available Artwork, Canvas Board, Grand Canyon


16″ x 16″

Oil on Canvas Board


In the fall when we made a return trip to the North Rim, I painted the view looking west toward the temples Zoroaster and Brahma as seen from Cape Royal.

The trail was filled with many curious tourists from all over the world. Fortunately Tom would answer most of their questions for me while I continued to paint as this view was a test of my skill and knowledge of the canyon’s geology. I really wanted time to concentrate and capture the forms from this stunning overlook.

The Kaibab, Toroweap and Coconino formations dominate the view to the right. The Temples moved into silhouette early in the afternoon. In the mid-afternoon of this beautiful autumn day the air of the shadows were quite warm and the blues moved to the cool side. This canvas is not large, only 16×16, but the color and composition are quite large indeed. I am very pleased with this painting.

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