Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shadow of Steptoe Butte

Oil on canvas on panel, 6" x 6" --  Click to bid

Today, Peter and I drove to Steptoe Butte for the fun of it, and of course to take more reference photos for my painting projects. I've painted en plein aire here before, but it was just too freezing to do it this time of the year. Steptoe Butte is about an hour north of Pullman. It's a lonely, pointy mountain made of hard rock, in the middle of rolling hills. It's also a flying site for hang gliding and paragliding, We drove up all the way to the top through some snow in the shades, and saw the enormous shadow of this mountain where we were standing. It was so breathtaking that I just had to paint it.

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