Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mountain Tapestry

Mountain Tapestry   15" x 26"
Oil on Board  $3900
It is not often that I paint in oil, although I do enjoy the medium. This painting is the largest oil painting that I have ever done. The wide variety of plants and how they all seemed to blend into one tapestry that naturally called for the approach oil painting requires. This is another painting inspired from my time in Park City. This habitat is typical of the Wasatch high country and this spot in particular is near the top of Empire Pass close to Deer Valley. The bluish grasses are what caught my eye as they intertwined softly through the other mountain plants and rocks. And, of coarse, Aspens are everywhere up there!

Alpine Serenity

Alpine Serenity  9" x 12"
acrylic  $1100
Alta and Snowbird ski resorts are both known is internationally for their terrain and fantastically light and dry powder in the winter. However, in the summer and early fall months, when things quiet down, this area is a beautiful, serene place to visit and escape. This mountain stream, called Little Cottonwood Creek runs through the base areas of both resorts and down through Little Cottonwood Canyon. I have painted this creek before as this is so inspiring to me. I lived in Park City for a year and a half and tried to soak up as much of the Wasatch grandeur as possible.