Wednesday, December 9, 2009

After Carlsen

This is a tiny painting I did of a detail of one of John Carlsen's landscapes. Nobody paints snowy trees like Carlsen. And his book on landscape painting is truly the best I have read.

Finish By Noon

This painting is ready for a coat of varnish and then off to a friend who requested I paint a Colorado mountain scene for him. He loves to hike and like all good boy scouts know - always be prepared- when hiking in the high mountains you must finish by noon for that is when the clouds move in and often the rain. I hope he likes it! We had hiked this area - Maroon Bells- beginning early in the morning and as we finished we looked back upon this view.