Grand Canyon Sketched – Featured Art Prints

I have been working with some of the shots I took at the Grand Canyon in early August (The Grand Canyon – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot) and am attaching five art prints I created that I just added to my Landscape Watercolor Gallery. I created these art prints with a sketching/watercolor technique that creates a very detailed sketched look with soft colors. The overall look is soft and subtle, but when you really look into the print you see detail you don’t initially notice at first. This is the appeal these have as it relates to art prints of the Grand Canyon. The overall beauty and look is overwhelmingly breathtaking and larger than life. Man pales by comparison when presented alongside this type of setting. Let’s take a look at them….


The first print gives you a partial panorama, with the foreground on the left, which is the canyon facing side of Lookout Studio. Your eyes are drawn into the detail and you see people in the sketch. The more your eye is drawn into the print, you start to see just how many people. This type of detail doesn’t distract from the overall look, but actually compliments the look I was going for.



The second print gives you a sense of depth, with the purple sketching in the background creating the canyon’s distance and depth. The overlook creates a great foreground focal point and then again, you start to see the people. They are small in comparison to the overall scene, but become an important part of the small detail.


With the third print, the overlook in the foreground becomes the prominent element of the print with the people milling about. In this art print, the canyon depth takes backstage to the beauty of the rock strata and the people on the overlook.


The fourth art print focuses on the rock strata of the South Rim and the Grand Canyon Village is almost an “oh, there is something there” as your eye sweeps the scene. Once you realize the village is there, you start to see the small detail of buildings and people.


The fifth and final art print is the El Tovar Lodge. I love the architecture of the building as it sits atop the South Rim.


My objective with these prints was to portray the beauty and scope of this natural wonder and present prints that demonstrate the sheer size of the setting versus man. Thoughts?


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27 thoughts on “Grand Canyon Sketched – Featured Art Prints

  1. teagan geneviene

    Wow Kirt. These are all gorgeous. The colors are beautiful and the sketch effect didn’t diminish the pictures at all. These are some of your best! Thank you so much for sharing them. Hugs!

  2. reocochran

    I liked these sketches with brilliant colors and dramatic scenery, Kirt. My favorite was the first one! 🙂 The Lookout Studio ked me to feel I was there on the ledge. Hope you had a fantastic time, back in August! Take care. 🙂

  3. theoldfellowgoesrunning

    Kirt, I am in awe. The detail you have put into the rock strata is incredible.
    Like Sue mentioned, one of my favourite places on earth. Back in 1985 (wow, 30 years ago), had the privilege of hiking down the gorge to the river and back out again!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      1. theoldfellowgoesrunning

        Definitely recommended. I took the Bright Angel Trail, I think it is the most popular due to being in close proximity to the Grand Canyon Village on the rim. Every corner has a new and different vantage point! 🙂

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