My favorite vacation ever took place in the Sierra Nevadas Mountains of California and Nevada. The rocky peaks in this painting were a challenge to my abilities to apply layers of acrylic.  The richness and variety of color is accomplished by patience in applying many layers. I needed willingness to keep allowing for some areas to be built up, while other areas are showing thin applications from underneath.

 

I loved riding on this winding road which took us from a cabin on a peak overlooking Lake Tahoe, to the shore 10 miles below. The constant winding turns, with drop-offs all along the way made for a great ride and a great painting. 

Sierra Nevadas Mountain

Acrylic on panel  26" x 33"   

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On the Road