Friday, August 27, 2010

Immovable- I.F.

Alpine Thaw - 18" x 9" acrylic on canvas
From "Spring Song" - By Barbara Seuling, pictures by Greg Newbold

This week's Illustration Friday theme is "Immovable" and I can't think of another painting I have done that represents this more beautifully than this one. I live in the middle of the Rocky Mountains and am spoiled with a fabulous view of Mount Olympus in the Wasatch Range in my front yard.

View of Mount Olympus by Jeff McGrath
This is what I see out my front door every day.

I have been privileged to spend a lot of time in these spectacular scenes during my life, so it came naturally when I painted the opening spread for Spring Song. Anyone who wants to pick up this book or any of my others can do so on my very own Life Needs Art Essential Bookshop. Spring Song is unfortunately out of print, but there always seems to be a used copy or two floating around. There are a bunch of other books I love available there also as well as books I highly recommend for anyone interested in art.

4 comments:

poppylocke said...

Wow, this is an absolutely beautiful painting!

Kris said...

This is gorgeous, realistic and also stylized... wow!

pretty day said...

Beautiful painting!! And you are so blessed to have that as your view! Thanks for sharing it.

psychopooch said...

Lovely painting. Nice juxtaposition of the immovable mountain with the flow of the stream.