Mountain Sunset

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Mountain Sunset. 18″ x 24″ Stretched Canvas. $100 plus shipping.

The basic composition is based on a painting by Bill Alexander called “Steel Lake.” Alexander’s painting, however, was monochrome; mine is in color. While I was painting it, I thought a lot about one of my cousins who loves to hunt. He’s been everywhere, it seems, and I could see him in those hills hunting deer. It was a good thought to have while painting this one.

Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun. 16 x 20 Stretched Canvas. $100 plus shipping.

The sun, out of view to the right, illuminates only half of this solitary island, bringing out an array of colors and life; the shadow-side is accentuated by the dead bush.

It was fun painting this composition, especially with the challenge to make the sky deep and the mountains distant.