“Variety and Simplicity”
By Dominique Kongsli
20”x 20” Oil on Canvas 2018
This painting of Mt. Bachelor was a special collaboration between Pete Alport (photographer) and my paintbrush. Pete allowed me to paint his photo, thereby granting me access to a place I’ve never been before. I was drawn in by the alpenglow: the beautiful, subtle rainbow in the sky, reminding me of California sunsets—(the kind that fake you out because they are created by the smog.)
This is the real deal. This is pure.
The detail in this painting was created by painstakingly painting tiny trees with a 16-strand brush, one by one. This was my trek up the mountain. Each step was a stroke of my paint brush, and the climb was worth the time.