Monday, December 2, 2013

Snowy Ridge

Snowy Ridge

16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas

[click on the image to enlarge]

This high country lake and mountain scene is set in springtime. It is located in Colorado although I have altered it a good deal for this painting.

As I've mentioned before green can be a problem in a landscape and I am pleased with the resolution here.

The water reflections include a couple that are relatively subtle and perhaps don't show enough in this photograph, however I think the eye senses them and it creates a feeling of 'realness'

One simple theme here carries the central mountain hues into other background rocks, and the flowers in the foreground and then nearly unseen it is also present in the rocks on the right front. [and very faintly as a water reflection]. All this creates some unity in the composition.

The dead tree creating a focus point and some tension in this painting was not in the original photograph.
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