|"Lofty Peaks" 5.5x5.5 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
We took a trip long ago to the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen, Colorado. They steeply rise up from the distant mountains -- their sides carved with repetitive grooves that hold bits of snow to dramatize this characteristic. It's as though they were sliced repeatedly with a razor blade. The mountain lake below, holds such a lovely shade of green. And the dramatic slide area on the mountain's side had me recalling similar paintings by artist, Robert Genn. He has painted similar slides in the Canadian Rockies. His have a dynamic, almost abstract quality. So this is my homage to dear Robert Genn, and his "Love Letters to Art". You can find his The Painters Keys website here, it is chock full of valuable information for every artist.
Today's awareness is a bit silly ... keep the brushes wet and keep your nose clean. And don't try to look at an ipad with paint on your fingers. (Referencing ipad photos while painting isn't ideal, as the screen goes to sleep too quickly, leaving painted fingerprints on the surface).