"Lower Falls" is one of Rimpo's large format Painting at 45" X 45" in a 47" X 47" frame.
April poured the acrylic paint to get it started then came in with a brush for finishing work. By reducing the amount of time a brush touches the paper, the amount of glow when the light bounces off the paper is really enhanced.
Making the yellow in Yellowstone National Park really pop on the light side of the canyon while important while having subdued tone by adding blue and burnt sienna tones on the shadowed side. The river too shifts from nearly white where it reflects the light on the bright side to deep blues and purples in the shade. It is like there are two worlds hidden in one. The deep canyon lets us see both of these worlds at once.