Sunday, January 10, 2016
This is an oil painting, 20 x 16 inches, based on a view of a rock climber in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When I saw this scene and cropped the view, I liked the simple division of the picture into light and dark shapes, and of course the tension of the climber on the rock wall. The late afternoon winter sun was hitting the rock wall straight on and giving a nice illumination to the red rocks. Our state is named for these red rocks, which can be found for many miles along the front range of the Rockies, "Colorado" being a Spanish word for red.
This painting and several others can be seen at Framed Image this month, in a show titled "Way Out West". The show coincides with the National Western Stock Show which is one of the major public events in Denver each year. The gallery is at 5066 East Hampden Ave. in Denver. Their website is www.framedimage.net