Cook's Butte - photo
To walk in Nature at this time of year is to walk through what seems like an abstracted landscape, filled with mystery and delicacy. Randall is a master at capturing this feeling, but I have not yet found the way to this particular grace. I will have to remain contented with walking in the midst of the real thing, though that doesn't stop me from beginning aborted little efforts like this one below.
I am currently working on a portrait of Zach, and it nears completion, but I am now at a stage where I need for it to dry completely so that I can go back in with light glazes to build believablity into the skin tones.
Zach 12x16 oil
And lastly, another little landscape from the spot that seems to call to me:
Below the Powerhouse 11x14 oil