This painting is part of a series of works inspired by a snowy winter family hike in Pilot Mountain State Park in North Carolina. Pilot Mountain was historically used as a navigational landmark by the area’s first inhabitants, who named it “Jomeokee” or “great guide.” During our hike I was struck by the contrast between the stark lines of the trees against the softer shapes of rock, patches of snow, and sky, so I took some photos as we walked. These photos were a jumping off point for this series, and I enjoyed the challenge of finding a balance between representation and abstraction. I hope this painting will inspire you and bring you deep contentment.
This is an original oil and acrylic painting, signed on the front and hand labeled on the back by the artist.
The panel is made of basswood and is braced with a basswood cradle. This type of painting support has been valued since the 14th century for its strength and smooth surface.
The sides are painted white and it is 1.5 inch thick. It comes ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger.