Friday, February 26, 2010

Fading Mountains


8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite
$100.00 + $10. s/h
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Once again, this piece is from our recent trip to Texas.  This is from a hike in Big Bend National Park.

We decided to hike up to the overlook at the top of this trail.  It took us 3 1/2 hours.  But it was well worth it!

About half way up the clouds started rolling in.  You can barely see the peaks off in the distance.

Here I am at the top.  Downhill was quicker and easier, although cooler and cloudier.

15 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Nice, Pam. The outfitters I use for my wilderness painting workshops have discovered Big Bend from a trip down there several years ago and talk glowingly of it. Is that a good word?

Cathyann said...

Good job, Pam...I can't believe you did all that hiking!!! the vista is unbelievable....always jaw dropping for this east coaster.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful. Love the way you captured the clouds in the distant hills!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, love your painting, along with the the narrative that describes the story behind the painting! Ialso love the final photo, of you , at the top of the mountain! That would make an interesting painting, too! Thanks you always for sharing!

Laurel Daniel said...

I love what you did in Big Bend - it's a fabulous place - full of variety isn't it?

jyothisethu said...

the journeys and the resultant pictures and paintings are really fascinating...
continue the journey, both artistic and through the terrains...

Dean H. said...

Wonderful plein air...love how the foreground advances!

Pam Holnback said...

Gary, Yes, Glowingly is a great word! It is so diverse geographically. There's so much to paint.

Thanks Cathyann, We like to hike. I lie the out-of-doors whether it's painting or hiking. They kind of go together!

Debbi, Thank you. When we got to that spot w/ the clouds, Peter thought it was like a Japanese painting.!

Thanks Nancy, I think it helps the painting when you know a little of what's behind it.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice atmosphere.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Laurel, Yes, Big Bend was incredible! So much diversity and so many great spots to paint.

Karen said...

I've always wanted to visit Big Bend...thanks for the glimpse in! That is some crazy hiking you did!
Love the sense of vastness you've got in this one.

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful painting!

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Pam, I have to tell you just looking at your paintings fills me with a sense of freedom and peace. wish I was there. Looking forward to seeing more

Pam Holnback said...

joythesisu, My journey will continue! Thanks.

Thanks Dean and Karen, I love doing these landscapes.

Karen, You would love Big Bend. Put it on your list of plein air spots. Just remember, it is really far away!

Celeste, Thanks.

Susan, Thanks. There are so many great places to paint.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Pam.
I have just found you on Joan Sicignano`s Blog, and very pleased that I have. I love your stile of paintin and colours. I have signed up to receive your latest posting, and as a follower. I had a job to select a painting to comment on, but decided on this one. All the best Pam.
Vic.