”DOROTHY PEAKS” by Kim VanDerHoek.
8 X 10 inch Oil Painting on canvas board.
$240 (Shipping $12 within the U.S., $20 for Canada or $28 for everywhere else)
Painted on my week-long High Sierra backpacking trip to Lake Mildred with my husband.
After hiking for a couple of hours on a day-hike up to Lake Dorothy I had a few hours to paint while my husband went off exploring. It was a tough choice between painting the mountains or the lake (I couldn’t manage to fit both in). I figured I had better practice painting the mountains since I rarely get to see ones as majestic as these.
The air up at altitudes over 10,000 feet is very clear and distances look much closer than they really are. It’s a challenge to visually push the mountains back and create depth when in reality everything looks so close and so clear. I hope I was able to do these peaks some justice!
Maybe next year I’ll paint the lake.
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