This is my latest mountain pass painting in the bright color palette. The vehicles look white but they are actually the silver aluminum showing through. There are also hints of silver accenting the mountain behind the road.
I know someone who loves to drive from San Francisco to Park City. He has figured out the best pit stops to break up the trip. It is like a meditation, to get away from it all and just drive…
A winter storm rolls into Park City, the temperature drops twenty degrees in five minutes. Hail and snow swirl in the wind as the mountains and road turn to ice.
The ride from Park City through Parley’s Pass is a beauty! The road snakes its way between the mountain walls on either side of the pass. I received such a positive reaction to the bright colors in my “Sunset” series last summer, I decided to parlay that into my “Road” series.
I really like layering complimentary color glazes over each other. In the painting above, I initially had hatch marks in the sky, similar to “Sidewinder”,(above this one), but wasn’t happy with it. I took a big squeegee and pulled the color out of the sky and let it overlap the surrounding areas. You can see the hatch-mark remnants at the top of the sky.
In Big Sky Country, one sees all kinds of things:rainbows, jet trails, mist and clouds.
Early morning sun bathes Parley’s Pass in a moving symphony of warmth.
California has its own kind of light: reflections and halos at twilight.
Big sky, dark sky. Shimmering shadows by the light of the moon.
Words and phrases of positivity subliminally form clouds in the sky. Let them enfold you on your journey.