Far Away Mountain

Sometimes it is fun to take a large canvas and paint on location. This painting, FAR AWAY MOUNTAIN was painted on a ranch near Big Sky, Montana. As a dramatic cloud was pouring down the mountain behind the old log house, I put a 24 x 36 inch canvas on my small travel easel and began slapping paint. Two hours later the canvas was covered with paint. I liked the forlorn feeling of the scene and yet I wanted to give it something more; a little more life and a little more interest. When I got back to the studio I added the wash on the line and the young wife and child looking down the valley waiting for her man to return. It seemed to be the right touch.