Monday, September 15, 2014

Midway Solitude

Midway Solitude

18" x 24"
Oil on Panel
[click on the image to enlarge]

Midway, Utah is a small mountain valley or series of hollows nestled into the base of the Wasatch Mountains.

Perhaps because it was similar to Switzerland in appearance it attracted several Swiss farming families in the early days of its settlement

As a child I lived nearby and enjoyed visiting family members in this area. It has a volcanic soil and a light weight, air infused lava rock and some of the homes and public buildings were made of this yellow/grey 'pot rock' material. Some warm springs and the Homestead which makes use of one are also here.

It has been labeled scenic and is now a cosmopolitan area with expensive resort and retirement homes. I guess this is a part of what some may consider progress. 

I designed this painting not to show any particular area however I wanted to suggest the feel of the area in the earlier days.

Perhaps not really worth much in worldly terms it has a wonderful soul-restoring peace.

another camera setting

And a warmer temperature


  1. It's great to see a new one up! This one is very peaceful. I love that area in Utah. It's fun to see you work through different landscape themes. We're impressed!

  2. Thank you
    Looking forward to seeing some Connecticut landscapes soon