"Longs Peak" in Colorado is part of the Rocky Mountain National Park up near Estes Park. When I painted this my husband said it is important to get the "knob". He's a climber from way back, so I listened. The typical view we get here from out east is two peaks...one being Mt. Meeker...BUT, since I was painting the summit of Longs I went with a close up version. This fun little summit (which isn't so little) is
14, 259' high, so one of Colorado's 14ers. I included a bit of acid free paper underneath a few areas, which is why I labeled it mixed media, but the majority of the painting is in oil. "Longs Peak" is 6"x6" oil on panel and comes ready to frame or sit on a shelf or easel. I like to show an example of framing (not included), in this 6"x6" gold floater frame. I love floater frames for a lot of my work as it shows all sides.
I am still working on my 2'x2' aspen piece on cradled panel. You can see I've now added aspen trees that are in various stages of complete. On this piece, for now, I have added a few trees that do not go to the bottom giving a bit more sense of depth. I am now working to add the holes and dings and lines that make the tree...then branches...then...? fun thinking about what it will become!
2'x2' aspen in process