Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 10/11 2008 The Gorge

6x8 (i think) oil and pastel on mounted paper
Once again I was asked, "Is it really that color?" I guess the answer is yes and no. If I were to walk/swim all the way across the gorge and examine the colors up close the answer would be no. But I don't need to do that, nor do I want to. The purpose of my painting is to record an emotional response that is fused with the impression. Pink/gray rocks do appear this color in the late afternoon sun. The feel of the hot gorge and blazing light shows the feeling of optimistic summer is in the air. That is my gorge. What is yours?

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