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Okay, so I realize it’s an audacious thing to even dare to paint a landmark. I get it.

In his first outing, Thomas Moran painted the view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Many mistakenly believe the perspective came from Artist Point. With his work, Moran set the standard against which all paintings of that scene afterward would be measured. In my humble opinion, his portrayals will never be surpassed.

I am not interested in translating details or reinterpreting his interpretation. Painting to me reflects various kinds of moods I feel. Color is the tool I use for understanding other things that are going on around me and in my personal life. Hence, this little simple quick-brush watercolor and the companion piece, a portrayal of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, below.

To read more on Mountain Journal:

https://mountainjournal.org/standing--in-awe-of-thomas-moran

moran1 minThomas Moran, Cliffs of the Green River, 1878 - learn more about the artist, here

s moran lot 67 044N09939 67FZG 1Thomas Moran, Mammoth Geyser, Yellowstone, Wyoming, 1872 - learn more about the artist, here

moran min Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon - learn more about the artist, here

moran3 min min 1Thomas Moran, A Long Island River, Easthampton, NY, 1908 - learn more about the artist, here

 20180423 191313 min Thomas Moran, Green River, Wyoming 1899 - learn more about the artist, here

20180423 191313 minThomas Moran, Cliffs of the Rio Virgin, South Utah, 1913 - learn more about the artist, here  

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