Sunday, January 2, 2011

Towering Mountain Majesty

This is my first painting of a mountain-focused landscape after being fortunate enough to participate in several weeks of online, interactive seminars taught live by well-known landscape artist Johannes Vloothuis. He taught about 100 students a night for several hours each night throughout December 2010, and each session was incredibly informative.

The focus upon proper composition through use of well-defined value planes, each designed in a pleasing abstract shape, was eye-opening, as were the little technical details, such as the proper way to paint underwater rocks, as shown in this painting.

Acrylic Painting: 14" x 17"


  1. What a tranquil landscape! It's amazing how you were able to effortlessly give the mountains such a sense of scale in this painting. I also really enjoy the water in this painting - it is very realistic. Great work!

  2. This is really nice work. The mountain looks super...great light. Keep up the good work.