Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scotchman Peaks Odyssey, Plein-Air.

Little Spar lake

48 Hr Pass
6"x 8"
Watercolor/Pastel on Crescent Board
"I sat looking at this place realizing that Sandy was out there somewhere looking for the best way down"

Yellow Skies & quiet nights
Watercolor on Crescent Board
"On our final night, I sat by the fire watching the evening unfold, the sky began to turn yellow just before quietness took over for the night."

Melissa Basin
6.5"x 10"
Watercolor on Strathmore
"The power of experiencing a place that can move mighty rocks is almost inexpressible."

10:30 in the Peaks
3"x 5"
Watercolor on Crescent Board
"I am always amazed at the colors that evening produces and the ability it has to turn a complicated form into simplicity."

3.75"x 6"
Watercolor on Strathmore
"The only way to understand something so majestically complex is through simplicity."

Snow and Trees
5.75"x 4"
Watercolor on Canson
"I was amazed at the sturdy little trees, stubbornly pushing their way through rock and snow even though everything is pushing back."

Scotchman Peak #2
8"x 6.75"
Watercolor on Crescent Board
"I was taken aback at all the different forms of rock in this one place, pink, purple, blue and orange rocks. Some looked as though they were concrete sidewalks smooth and straight."

Looking out
Watercolor/Pastel on Canson
"as I sat looking out, I was amazed at how something as solid and immovable as a mountain, can look as transparent and fluid as water."

Evening Skies
4"x 7"
Watercolor on Arches
"I sat watching, attempting to capture the mountains fading into the sky before night took over."

I was lucky enough to spend the past 4 days in the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, with fellow artist Jared Shear and thank you Sandy Compton for the safe trip through the wilderness. If anybody is in Sandpoint on August 7th, come to the Timberstand Gallery for the show.

1 comment:

John and Penny said...

Great job AGAIN! I love the watercolors, you are a master!