oil on masonite
I really want to do a larger version of this scene, so I thought to try it out in a small format first, to see how it comes across. I like it. Alot. There's something so unexpectedly amazing about viewing a Bierstadt painting in person. After seeing it in books or in print - the real thing is epic to say the least. This scene was taken from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in Washington, D.C.