Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two Rocks

So here's a larger work I completed recently. I love landscape painting and living in the High Plains of Colorado means I encounter a great scene for a painting almost a thousand times daily. This here is from Palmer Park in the middle of town here in Colorado Springs. These two rocks, who've been propped up for who knows how long, really popped off the pine trees on the nearby ridge. The mountain in the background is Cheyenne Mountain, which is where NORAD is located. In the actual scene the mountain is much much smaller, barely rising above the tree-line. To improve the composition I took it from another reference photo of almost the same angle, but unobstructed by trees, and added it to this scene in Photoshop.

Oil on canvas, 22" x 15"

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