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30.000 x 40.000 x 2.000 inches
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A Trip Thru The Mind
Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is a painting of river running thru the mountains. It shows the untamed mountains and the places less visited. It has a colorful sky that is often seen in Colorado and shows the coolness as night approaches. The colors are very rich and help maintain the balance of the scene. When I paint I usually start with a black canvas. This allows the colors to remain rich. I also do not use any thinners. I prefer the thick paint with broad brushstrokes when I create my scenes. Most of the paintings I do come from actual places. I do not like to make my pictures look exactly like what I see. Instead I prefer to take what is seen in nature and manipulate it into the how I see the world around me. Almost all of my paintings have some form of water in them. I really enjoy painting water because there is so much creativity there. Water has the ability to transform the world thru which it travels. It can also change how a picture is viewed. Darker water tends to give the feel of a cooler day. The lighter colored water makes to picture a warmer. I also enjoy doing larger paintings. The larger surface allows me to capture more of the natural scene and gives me more opportunity to explore my own ideas . Because I choose landscapes and seascapes I have an almost unlimited supply of ideas from which to draw upon. I also enjoy making each of my paintings look original and different not following a specific form. This particular piece has a sky that is softer than most of my pictures. I believe this helps create a lighter tone and brightens the cool colors of the forest. Although the overall picture is softer it still has a dream-like quality to it. This quality is something that can be found in most of my paintings and is my favorite way of painting.
June 17th, 2012
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