Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mountain View

24x30 oil on panel
My latest painting.. "Mountain View".  This one was inspired by scenic locations inside Mt. Rainier National Park.   If I'm not wrong,  its the Glacier Mountain Range.  That day, the lighting on these gorgeous mountains was just perfect. I made several reference sketches trying out different compositions on location.  I usually carry a small sketch book that fits in my purse wherever I go.  Its good to have something on hand to take notes if you stumble upon something intriguing.    So this painting developed from my on-location sketches and myriad photographs that I took that day.  Nailing this painting was a bit of a struggle as I was attempting mountains for the first time.  So I had to re-work on several areas of this painting as it evolved.  
Nevertheless,the end result was worth the struggle!..I am happy to have finished this painting in time for the New Year.

Happy New Year to everyone.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Have a great 2012!!!

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