Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cougar Creek Fog

Watercolor on archival paper, 19.5" x 29.5"
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Years ago I used to paint a lot of watercolors, but lately haven't used it much, especially for larger scale works. Today, the misty watercolor feeling in the air gave me the urge to work with the medium again. I taped down a near full-size sheet of hot press paper and broke out the camel hair and sable brushes.

When the sound-muffling fog drifts across these beautiful fir covered hills the landscape is transformed. Everything feels charged with mystery and magic. It becomes easier to imagine what it must have been like here hundreds, even thousands of years ago.

I loved this long whiplash of a limb, snaking through the air like a silent bolt of lightning.


Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Don,
Just had to comment on this beauty. I love depth in paintings and this is a highly skilled example of it. It feels like I'm really there. It's painted like I see.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful painting.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Gary. I know that you understand this landscape, having lived here yourself. It makes your comments that much more appreciated.

Diane Hoeptner said...