Mount Moran (Snake River, Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming) oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
Commission painting for the Great Lakes Trading Company office (a futures industry business.) The client (owner) said it looked better than the photo he had taken, he was extremely excited and overjoyed. I muscled up the sky a bit, and adjusted some color issues to get that early morning view (the gestalt rather than the particulars.) He said I nailed it. Now I'm going to have to take a trip out there to see it live :-)
[A side note. Brush handling and color tones were applied loosely to eliminate stiff, static look of photograph. Somewhat inspired by "The Valley of Mawddach, with Cader Idris Beyond" by Richard Wilson (1713-1782) on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art.]
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