Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Timp from the Bench

12" x 16" Oil on Panel
Here's another of the paintings I did back in May before trees had fully leafed out. Mount Timpanogos is THE landmark towering over both Utah Valley and Heber Valley. This limestone and dolomite mountain rises dramatically from the 4500 ft (MSL) floor of Utah Valley to 11,752 feet above sea level. The view in the painting is looking north along a section of the bench trail that stretches from Slate Canyon to Slide Canyon. My painting gear and lightweight easel have been carried with me on a number of painting trips along this trail. You can read more about the trail here.


Ida M. Glazier said...

what a nice blog!!! Great plein air comp's and I love the way you paint your trees. Wish I ould go out on a painting trip with you!

James Gunter said...

Thank you, Ida! Glad you like the blog. Trees have such varied and interesting shapes. I think I'll never tire of painting them!