Oil on canvas, 2018 (20” x 20”)
This painting of Mt. Bachelor was a special collaboration between Pete Alport (photographer) and my paintbrush. I was drawn in by the alpenglow: the beautiful, subtle rainbow in the sky, reminding me of California sunsets.
The detail in this painting was created by painstakingly painting tiny trees with an 8-strand brush, one by one. This was my trek up the mountain. Each step was a stroke of my paintbrush, and the climb was worth the time.
Volcanic activity that we missed. Now a seemingly motionless behemoth; you move through time violently, but on a meter we can't fathom, because we are but a breath. Your depth and breadth spans millennia and yet we only see you as a stationary element in our background. We walk upon you, like ants over the chin of a giant. We play on your trails, swing on your trees, paint your valleys and gorges. These are an ode to your snow-capped peaks, and faces of beauty.