Tag Archives: Grand Canyon

Mary Colter's Desert View Watchtower

Grand Canyon Inspires Painting Pursuit

The Grand Canyon is an inspiring place for hiking, painting, and photographing, which you probably know because I’ve written about art in the Grand Canyon before. During social isolation due to Covid-19, I’ve been able to make virtual trips to the Grand Canyon via painting scenes and moments of my previous visits to the canyon. […]

Oregon Lavender Garden

Artist-in-Residence: Painting and social distancing

This week I was scheduled to be one of the invited artists for the Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout.  Like so many other events, the Paintout was canceled. And so I have decided that I am not just social distancing, as has been ordered by the Governor of Florida, but I am now an […]

Raven in Watercolor by Judy Robinson

Grand Canyon raven watercolor

A watercolor portrait of a raven was created during my recent hiking and painting trip to the Grand Canyon. As I took photos of a raven sitting on a fence rail, I talked to the bird, telling it I admired its glistening feathers. I think its response indicated that it wasn’t interested in conversing unless […]

Acrylic Grand Canyon Sunset

Grand Canyon art in watercolor and acrylics

A wonderful art challenge for me has been painting the Grand Canyon. Recently I hiked and painted at the Grand Canyon and had many opportunities to paint en plein air (on location) at the Canyon’s edge and on trails in the Canyon. Sitting on the edge of the Canyon with my paints, I could see […]

Mary Colter inspires my wearable wood art

Working on my latest wood pendants and brooches, I found myself inspired by the art and architecture of Mary Colter. I’ve come to admire and appreciate Mary Colter’s work from my visits to the Grand Canyon. She listened to the Native American culture with her eyes and then used that inspiration in her work – […]

Raven in sunbeams

Raven Inspiration for Photography, Kanteles and woodturning

If you ever have had the opportunity to watch ravens in the wild, you know you’re in for a treat.  They have a real sense of play when they’re in the air — sometimes turning air somersaults, sometimes careening swiftly, sometimes rolling over sideways while still flying. The raven often cast as a mischievous trickster is most often […]

Raven gliding over Grand Canyon

Pyrography Tribute to Raven

Before I read about the story in the New York Times, about the Edgar Allen Poe exhibition opening at the Morgan, I had just finished a couple of platters paying a tribute to the clever raven. I wasn’t thinking so much about Edgar Allen Poe’s prophetic, if not morose, raven as much as I was […]