April 5, 2009

A Creek Runs Through It

This is a scene from a painting trip in Wyoming I took in 07. Everyone else was out in an open area nearby and 3 of us headed off into this grove of aspens. This was such a beautiful spot with the creek running through it. I could have stayed there all day if I weren't so nervous watching for bears! I could tell my two companions were used to bear country - Brent had his pistol with him. They happily painted away without a care, while I constantly kept looking over my shoulder for intruders. No bear, I'm happy to say - although they did make their presence known.

I don't think I could have painted this outdoors for as long as it took me. Large paintings elude me. I just can't get that same look as my little ones. I started this about 6 months ago and would stop and start and stop and start... I am officially calling it done.

A Creek Runs Through It
24 x 18 Oil on Canvas
$650 + $25 S/H

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Jane Hunt said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I know what you mean about the bears - here in Colorado I'm also always listening for mountain lions while working!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Oh yeah, cougars. I remember visiting some friends who lived in CO mountains and mentioned what a wonderful place for walking and hiking - she mentioned she was too scared because of the bear and cougars. She would make her husband come along with his pistol.

LSaeta said...

What a beautiful painting! And yes ... it is hard to paint while watching for bears! Glad to have found your blog! Very nicely done.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thanks Leslie. I'm glad you found me too! Thanks for your visit. I'm headed over to your blog soon!

Dar Presto said...

This is a beauty! It is every bit as fresh and lively as your smaller work. The color is luxurious.
So glad you weren't mauled.