Copper Canyons

30″ X 20″ X 1.5″
Resin on a Poplar / Birch Wood Panel
Sides are lacquered in a custom-blended matching Gunstock color
Ready to Hang
Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity

“Copper Canyons” was inspired by my childhood growing up in Arizona and regularly visiting the Sedona, Lake Powell, and Havasupaii areas. Since then, I have traveled to many places, but nothing has ever come close to the unique colors you see in the Sedona red rocks and river waters. I worked in layers, to build a sense of depth and transparency as if you are peering through the waters. The vibrant juxtaposition of copper rocks against the teal blue aqua waters makes this a piece you can really get lost in. This is my thickest resin pour yet. It is close to 1/4 of an inch thick. Through the sides you can get a 3D look into the painting that is unparalleled in anything I have done before. The sides of the wood are stained a custom blended “Gunstock” color that matches the look of the Copper Canyons for a seamless view from the side. It is truly my most immersive piece yet.

What is Resin?

Resin is like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that once mixed, starts to harden within the hour.

I mix resin with various pigments and then work with a blowtorch and knife to paint these scenes.

Some paintings have up to 5 layers of resin, each taking 72 hours to fully cure. You can see through the layers like looking through glass or water. Once cured, it is brilliantly shiny like glass and also robustly durable like a countertop. Resin is so durable it is even used to make surfboards using similar processes as to how I create my paintings.