Sunday, May 16, 2010
11" x 14" Oil on panel
Feels good to paint again after a busy week. I've been lucky the past few months to have had enough time throughout the week to sneak in at least one painting, but the past week kept me busy day and night and I'm afraid it might stay that way for a while. So, I may not post as frequently in the coming weeks, but I'll try to take advantage of the time that I have.
This may or may not be Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest near Juneau, Alaska. My wife toured Alaska this past summer and saw a lot of glaciers, but can't recall exactly which one this is...She did tour this area and definitely saw the Mendenhall Glacier and from what I can gather from the internet, this appears to be correct...I worked from one of the photos she took while biking the area.
I tried to make the glacier and the snowy mountain in the distance the center of focus by contrasting their bright colors with the dark forest in the top right. There are no reds in the actual photo, but I feel like they help to balance out all of the greens and blues and to add a little interest. I like this one.