Friday, September 30, 2011

A mountain view


Living in a "flat land" I envy people who have mountains at their doorstep. This view is based on a photo from a friend's hiking trip in the mountains near Vancouver. At least I could imagine I was there while painting it. I liked the fir tree edges outlined by back-light, and that's what I tried to focus on. Used a limited palette of indian yellow, cobalt blue and burnt sienna.

8 comments:

Michael Bailey said...

A lovely feeling of space and the mountains Blaga. I too am a flat-lander now but I miss the mountains so much. I grew up near to the Pennines and often went there for peace - and just to see:)

Lydie said...

It's the magic of paint to take us on a journey, your watercolor brings me eight years ago When I crossed the Rockies between Vancouver and calgary.

Jane said...

Beautifully rendered Blaga , you get a great feeling of distance.

Have a nice week end.

Judy said...

No news I'm a flat-lander too. I love the feeling of depth of this painting! The fir trees with backlight are beautiful!

Tito said...

Beautiful landscape Blaga, I like the movement of the trees. Ciao!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Michael! I also lived for much of my life close to a mountain and I know what a great way it provides for getting away from it all....

Yes, Lydie, the Rockies are one of the most beautiful parts of Canada. I have been there only once for a week, but definitely want go again, and travel from there to the coast too... Thank you for your comment!

Thank you, Jane! I'm glad you like it

Hi Judy, thank you for your nice comment!

Thank you, Tito!

Isabelle said...

the mountains are not easy but you have very well restored prospects

Irina said...

I like the colors very much. Greens are always so difficult. Look at challenge, here we are trying to get the "mounting feeling", too.
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