Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lower Hogback Trail


16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas
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This piece was done last week and was one of my submissions for the 1st Annual Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition on Facebook. The competition went on for the month of October. The number and quality of submissions is amazing: abundant and strong.

This hogback (a verticle geologic protusion from the earth) is an extension of the rock ridge which is part of the Garden of the Gods, and is not too far from my house. I was out there about 8 am to get the good light on the rocks.

10 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Absolutely gorgeous. All the colors. How wonderful for you to live so close to Garden of the Gods. I traveled there in the late 80's - another life ago.

Dar Presto said...

Beautiful sense of light and expansiveness.

Natalie Italiano said...

Beautiful. I love the way your painted the rocks.

Art with Liz said...

Stunning painting Pam - you've captured such a beautiful light and sense of space -lovely.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Magnificent,Pam! I just love the light on the distant white mtn. tops, and the curved trail. Really a stunning painting!

Fred Bell said...

Pam, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed looking through your plein air paintings too. You're doing terrific work.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Debbi, It is a wonderful place to paint.

Dar, Colorado does have vast expanses.

Natalie, After all the Palo Duro rocks, these came easily. Like everything, just brushstrokes.

Pam Holnback said...

Liz and Nancy, The morning light was just sitting on the rocks waiting for me!

Thanks Fred, Great to have you visit.

labrown said...

Hi Pam. The colors are wonderful on this piece. I like how you placed all the color but still kept the focal point alive on the sunlit rocks. Bravo!

loriann said...

Wow, you are on a roll! Each one is more beautiful!