High Country

the subject for this painting could be of many places that we have been in the high country of the Colorado Rockies. This is Elk country. It is Dense forests made practically impenetrable by undergrowth and fallen timber. Rock outcroppings pepper the landscape with dead end sheer drops that insure a very circuitous or vertically rigorous route to get anywhere. In this country, it is easy to grossly underestimate the distances.

I did this painting yesterday (2007) afternoon as a class demonstration. This sketch is representative of several of the painting techniques that I use consistently in my paintings regardless of the subject matter. the piece is approximately 10"x14".