When spring is here in the valleys, but lagging behind in the high-country. This time of year is always a favorite of mine as the landscape changes almost daily at times. The snow begins to recede and the green starts to creep up the mountainsides, bringing life along with it. Each day the pattern of the snow-capped peaks change and each week there seems to be different color schemes of wildflowers.
Every year when late spring comes around I find myself getting out more to explore and learn. I love the vivid colors of autumn, but the colors that emerge in the spring are growing on me as well. When the time is just right and most of the mountains have cleared of the snowpack, the compositions can be astounding. Then combined with the fresh, rich colors of spring and for a short time, the views become a state of perfection.
I don't think I'm entirely positive what I'm looking for, but in a way I feel driven to uncover the unknown and discover untold stories. This is a time of year, that as a whole, I've spent the least amount of time exploring and there's a lot I feel I perhaps don't know. To me I see it as more opportunity to broaden the scope of what I do.
This painting came from a trip into Glacier country which is also an area I haven't spent but a fraction of my time in. There's a lot of area in the Northern country which I've never seen and want to venture out into. New areas are always the most exciting places to spend time in. The idea of exploring some new areas up this way and during this time of year interests me very much.
I hope to find new inspiration through these next couple of months through all of this. I plan to sketch and paint along the way to further my understanding of how my creative process can fit into this whole picture. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed the process of my latest 12x16. The varying degree of light bouncing off the mountainsides towering above the natural lake below is what captivates me the most. As the light races across the landscape, it reveals new color along the way which creates a sense of life that's next to nothing.
Printed, proofed, hand-signed and numbered right here in my studio by yours truly, Chuck Black.
13x17" - Limited to only 10
The dimensions listed above are paper size. Image size is approx 12x16"
Prints come with a white border for EASY FRAMING. The 13x17" prints fit nicely into a matted frame with an opening of approximately 12x16" (16x20 frame matted to 12x16).
Lustre finish. Printed on a semi gloss professional acid-free fine art paper. Your art print will stun your guests with brilliance on this richly colored high quality archival paper.
These prints are perfect for inserting into a ready matted frame from your local arts and crafts stores..
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