After a week of plein air it's hard to go back to studio painting. But the experience of direct observation, on location, makes for better studio efforts.
I didn't have a chance to paint at the Grand Canyon when we were there, but took a lot of reference photos. Someday I'd like to do a large painting of the canyon, but for now I thought I should begin on a smaller scale.
First Light, Grand Canyon, oil 16" x 11"