Sunday, December 13, 2015

Big Mountain

My sister is not above the occasional curbside scrounging. So, when someone left a 3 foot by 4 foot white canvas out by the road, she scarfed it up, brought it to my house and left it at my house with a brief set of instructions... "Paint something."

The actual commission involved filling a vacant spot above the bed in the master bedroom of my mother's house. We are trying to sell this house and my sister believes it would make a nicer impression with something colorful there.

Not to be intimidated, I broke out my old acrylics and found some reference photographs from our 2007 trip to Colorado. Here are some snapshots of the process: (The brown color is what I toned it with using acrylic medium.)

Three feet by four feet. Acrylic on canvas. Title: "Big Mountain" Thanks for looking!