Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lone Pine Donner Pass oil painting by Andrew Daniel


Lone Pine Donner Pass oil painting by Andrew Daniel

9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)

Just returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevadas! We were able to take in the suns rays next to a lovely little Alpine lake. I painted a lot while I was there, when I wasn't painting I was thinking about it; wishing that I had brought more canvases then three. Too worried about the weight when I initially packed. The colors of these rocks fascinated me. With every change in the weather or the suns angle they shifted personality. The same rocks would change from peach to white to green to purple over the course of the trip.

I'm currently designing a backpackers wheel barrow in my head so that I can someday haul enough gear to match my inspiration. An air mattress would be a welcome addition too!

This piece came together so fluidly. I have been trying to convince myself to loosen up for sometime now. In this piece it felt like that was finally happening! I've been reminding myself to trust in my knowledge base the trees and rocks will tell there own story if given half the chance. They don't need to be completely spelled out....

This is an original oil painting on canvas. It is signed by me, Andrew Daniel. Available for purchase in my online store.