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07-01-2010, 12:37 PM
Hi everyone,

During the Memorial Day weekend, I visited Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedpna and Grand Canyon on a 3 day trip. All the sketches are from photos that I clicked during the trip.

The trip itself was like a pilgrimage to an abode of nature. My sketches do no justice to the beauty and grandeur that nature has sculpted in Grand Canyon.

07-01-2010, 12:38 PM
The vegetation varies as we move from Phoenix to Flagstaff to GC.

07-01-2010, 12:40 PM
Flagstaff and parts of GC have Pine forests, Aspen and Birch, in contrast to the cactus is nearby Phoenix.

07-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Sedona's Red Rocks have a calming effect. I failed to visit the Vortex Energy sites, which I had no idea about until I returned from the trip.

07-01-2010, 12:46 PM
GC is a place where one can stand for hours and look at the marvellous work that nature has been doing for years.

07-01-2010, 12:47 PM
My last stop was at the Desert Tower.

07-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Great sketches. Looks like a marvelous little trip.

Vivien Maloney
07-01-2010, 03:22 PM
These are great Hydie. I visited the Grand Canyon a few years ago. It was one of the "must do" experiences of my life - absolutely awesome! Your sketches have brought the memories flooding back, thank you.

07-01-2010, 05:47 PM
These sketches will be great memories for you of your trip. My favorites are the Ponderosa pines and the red rocks.

07-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Good work Hydie, I really like them all but particularly the second to last sketch of the Grand Canyon. We were soooo lucky to visit GC earlier this year and I just sat and looked for so long, the colours in your wash in that one just brings it back to me :)

07-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Wow Hydie! These are great sketches. I love your lively brushwork and the vibrant colors, which do reflect the magnificent colors or the area. I have also visited there many years ago and have such wonderful memories. You will treasure these forever!


07-07-2010, 01:12 PM
Hi Hydie,

Finally got around to checking your sketchbook - very nice! This is a wonderful area for photography and art, and it will be great to have your sketches to remind you of the area down the road.

07-07-2010, 08:45 PM
Hydie these are fantastic. You have captured the colours and layering in the rocks so well. It is a place I have long wanted to go to so I enjoyed visiting with you. Thanks for sharing.

07-08-2010, 01:01 AM
Great sketches, Hydie. You've captured the trees and rocks so well it brought back so many memories for me. Well done! I think that you must have been correcting the colors from the photos in your paintings, they look very true and lively.

Vivien Maloney
07-08-2010, 03:21 PM
I've just seen a documentary on tv of the building of the Sky-walk at the Grand Canyon. That's been built since I visited the Canyon. Did you see the Sky-walk? It would be great to walk on it to view the Canyon as it's glass so you apparently look straight down into it! It would be strange and a bit scary I would imagine.

Joan T
07-10-2010, 12:36 PM
Great sketches!!! Having been to Sedona and the Grand Canyon I know how overwhelming it is to paint there.You did a great job!!!

07-10-2010, 05:42 PM
Cool! Cool! Cool! Love them all!!

07-11-2010, 05:57 AM
Lovely drawings! Congratulations.