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Rocky Mountain High

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board

It's been a while since I've been able to post.  Decided today to use Google+ to sign into my blog site and it worked!

This painting is based on an imaginary image after taking some medicine that did a little more than it was prescribed to do!  That's why it's called Rocky Mountain High.

Well, I had to paint this in real life.  What I remember the most is, while it was in my imagination, I kept seeing the brushwork forming the rocks.  I love brushwork.  One of my goals is to have my brushwork describe or form everything I paint.  I don't know if this is a breakthrough piece, but I'm really, really happy I painted it and even more happier that it came out like the one in my imagination. 


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