Winner of the give away was Terri Johnson
you can find this frame at pictureframes.com in their floater frame section
"Mt. Hood" was Terri Johnson's pick for the give away mountain summit. Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon. I like to show a frame suggestion with these fun paintings...my favorite is the floater frame. Frames are not included, but it is fun to see how they could look all framed up! Congratulations Terri for entering! I'll be sending it off to her as soon as it dries! Stay tuned for the next give away opportunity! All you have to do to enter the next give away is sign up for my website newsletter! saundralane.com
I love to experiment with different materials and subject matter. This mountain/volcano was one where I applied modeling paste in the summit itself. The experiment was to see how it might work using oils. I usually do this when painting these mountains in acrylic. I lay in the paste and then do a wash in a darker color, laying in the white mixture on top. The end result is pretty striking. I noticed in oil I can do the same thing, but the wait time for the wash to dry is longer as it is oil, and I haven't found the same striking end result. Most probably because I paint heavier in oils...hmmm...I will probably play with it some more. You can see the texture in life more than in a photo...that may still make it worth it.