Friday, March 03, 2006


Oil on canvas; 30"x40"

This is a painting that I did for my mom in 2003. It is actually one of a very few paintings that I have done explicitly for someone else. She loves the montains and one day handed me a newspaper with a picture of the Angeles Crest Mountains at sunrise. It was a very simple four tone silhouette picture and she handed it to me saying jokingly, "why don't you paint this for me?" She knows that I am not a landscape artist and in fact she is not a big fan of my modern style. So I secretly painted it for her over the course of three months and gave it to her for Christmas. I took the simple silhouette and added my own flavor, giving it the soul that my mom so loves about her mountains - the light changing qualities, the mood changing qualities, the peace and serenity of the Mountains.