Saturday, March 6, 2010

After working a while on my Big Horn Sheep challenge yesterday I was wasting time going through some old paintings wondering if there was any salvage to the pile and dug this oil painting out. After not looking at it for some time[years]I could definitely see why it had not sold at a gallery I had it in in Saratoga, Wyoming. Embarrassing. But with potential. So through the afternoon I reworked the whole thing keeping pretty much the drawing and mood I enhanced and freshened up the detail. Am now pretty happy with it.
It is from a series of lakes high in the Snowy Range in southern Wyoming and a favorite area of mine. I discovered a series of lakes from climbing up to bench to bench while exploring a mountain stream. Real adventures can be had by the unexpected finds along the way. How is it said? It is not the destination but the journey.
SNOWY RANGE LAKE Oil Painting 10"x15"

6 comments:

Sheila said...

This has such a lovely flow Gary. You painted the receding landscape perfectly! This is something that is still challenging for me.

Carmen said...

It's really a stunning beauty, Gary. It was worth rescuing. Your paintings always touch me.
God bless you

Dors said...

This is stunning Gary.. Beautiful job. I agree about the journey.

sharon said...

I think the colors are beautiful. Lovely painting!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Gary...I am working on my Big Horn Sheep painting, also. Since I am using transparent watercolor it is slow-going, but I am determined to rise to the challenge!

I do love the early morning mood of this painting, don't know if that was the correct time of day but it looks like it to me and I like it.

Kelly Singleton said...

Hi Gary, I like this piece alot. I really like the recession of the landscape and the handling of the water. So glad you saved it!