Saturday, June 18, 2016

Garden Of The Gods

Garden Of The Gods
plein air oil  12" x 9"
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This is a recent painting from the Garden Of The Gods, one of the most visited parks in the state of Colorado.  You could paint there everyday and never run out of rocks to paint.  The red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago.

For those of you not familiar with this area here's a little history:  When the Garden of the Gods was being surveyed in 1859 one of the surveyors suggested that it would be a great place for a "beer garden".  The other surveyer was awestruck by all of the rock formations and couldn't imagine a beer garden in such a majestic place.  He said that it was a place for gods to assemble and named it:  Garden Of The Gods.  It is owned by the city of Colorado Springs and is visited by thousands of people every day.


hmuxo said...

The title is perfect for this beautiful painting. I've never visited Colorado but it looks like a great place to go!!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Hilda! The title is the name of the park where I painted this piece. Interesting, in my mind it was a very ordinary title, why couldn't I think of something a bit more interesting!