Saturday, July 25, 2009

Scotchman Peaks Odyssey, Plein-Air. 2

Evening with the Peaks
4"x 7"
Watercolor on Arches
"As I attempted to capture a moment of the trip, the realization of the experience was fleeting and soon I would be back in the busy world, I realized that this place wouldn't be busy, it would be like it was right now."

Where the snow meets Sky
5.5"x 7"
Watercolor/ Gouache on Arches
"As I sat contemplating the immensity of space, the meeting place of the snow and sky begged me to paint it."

Snow, sand, and rocks.
4.5"x 6"
Watercolor/Gouache on Strathmore
"I attempted to find the complex lines in the rocks compared to the smoothness of the snow, th image and place seem upside down with the dark heavy rocks on top wanting to be at the bottom."

The Basin
9.75"x 6.5"
Watercolor/ Gouache on Arches
"Everyturn, every corner there was another painting asking to be put on paper, the rocks, trees and a touch of green, the timelessness of the place challenging me."

Holy #@%! Grotto
4.75"x 7.75"
Watercolor on Moleskin paper
Sandy Compton Collection
"This place was our inspiration for the way down the mountain. Sandy from the moment he returned from scouting a way down, continually shook his head and told us we weren't going to believe the surprise he had for us... he was right, simply amazing."


emily said...

i absolutely LOVE every single one of these paintings! They are SO beautiful. Very well done

Cordell Johnson said...

thanks sis

craigstephens said...

Great work. It's cool to compare your work to Jared's. Looks like a fun trip!

Alexis said...

Wow son awesome job. Glad you had such a great time!

paul smith said...

Great work.
LOVE every single painting