Peaceful Mountain

Peaceful Mountain


"Peaceful Mountain" is painted on a 12x16" Canvas with Acrylic paint, in Portrait orientation.

The colors used in this painting include shades of deep and mid lavender, periwinkle, purple, mid blue, light blue, jade, aqua and white.

This work is available as Fine Art Giclee Reproductions on Paper or Canvas.

I painted this work the day after an unpleasant experience that had prompted me to do some uncomfortable processing using a muddy collection of colors.

"Peaceful Mountain" portrays the opposite feeling from what I had the day before. Instead of feeling constricted, I felt positive and expansive.

Even though I was starting out simply with a tube of mid purple and a mid blue with white, and just laying on the paint any which way, I soon saw the effect of something like snow on mountains. So I added only a few more bold white strokes and the effect became unmistakable.

Now instead of a wide band of purple, the steep grandeur of a mountain slope emerged.

Beyond the swaths of color, you can see steep mountain ranges and something that might be a hill at the bottom. Or it might be a large body of water. You decide. White highlights there might be surf, or might be more snow. Together with aqua, it really could feel like waves.

I find this kind of ambiguity very intriguing and quite welcome.

What other feelings besides peacefulness occur to you?