I'm leaving to catch a plane in a snowstorm in a few minutes, so I thought I'd re-post this piece that I'm kind of fond of. My posts will probably be sporadic for the next ten days or so, but thanks for looking!
Tried to loosen it up a bit from yesterday's post. I recently started doing these little dailies on gessoed board instead of canvas, and I'm amazed at the different feel. The stroke goes right where you want it to.
I love how the sun seems to drip down the mountains in the morning, and to evaporate up and off of them in the evening. "Sun-up" and "sun-down" in reverse, I guess. This one was tough in this small format.
Sticking with the skyscape theme for another day (why not?). This is actually a trial run for a commission, but I'm pretty happy with it. Skies are always fun, and sometimes I think they take a back seat in some of my landscapes. They shouldn't.
I've been homesick of late, so here is one from my neck of the mountains. This is in the Brush Creek drainage, just south of Crested Butte, Colorado. One of those special moments when nature flips everything on ear.
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