Storms of afternoon color
Paint across your face.
Love in the likeness
Grand Wash Cliffs
Back side of the Grand Canyon
The Grand Wash Cliffs exit the Grand Canyon, where the Colorado River enters Lake Mead. They are the southwestern perimeter, of the Colorado Plateau (source, Wikipedia). And, I love them! The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is particular beautiful and less traveled. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is what I would call the traditional access; with far more population and tourists visiting.
According to the National Park Website this land has been continually inhabited for at least 12,000 years. Learn more by visiting Archaeological Resources on the Park’s Website. You can see fascinating “Split-Twig Figurines”, dated 2,00 – 4,000 years old, made from a single (willow) twig, split down the middle and made into animal figures.
Afternoons are particularly romantic. The sun casts dazzling light across the cliffs and inch by inch, brilliant colors illuminate before you. Moments filled with energetic stillness of awe and desire.
Here I catch a storm rolling in with light splash-dazing the rock-cliff. This tiny painting is hardly larger than a postage stamp. Holding it in your hand, it radiates the grace and peace of place. Dirt beneath your feet, Joshua Trees to your left and to your right; wide sky blanketing above.
Happy Birthday National Park Service! This year our National Park Service turns 100 years old! #FindYourPark and help preserve and enjoy!
paint much love, always,
Connie Karleta Sales
a.k.a. This Crooked Little Flower
*Grand Wash Cliffs, Meadview, Arizona, 3/4″ x 1″, ink, pigment, charcoal, graphite, paper, ©CKS