16 x 8"
oil on panel
Very rarely does a painting take me a solid week to complete and I'm not sure I comprehended how challenging this one would be. But.... on day 2, working from left to right, I got the gist. I sorta tackled it like a paint-by-number on the landscape - sketching out an area, ridges and all, and working on just that area, then move right to the next area. Not the quickest way to progress, but it helped me not be so overwhelmed.
On my previous post, below this one, I wrote about the artist Albert Bierstadt, the painter of the extraordinary piece I've featured here, Among the Sierra Nevada. It hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and is one of our nation's greatest treasures.
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