I love to hike and snowshoe in the mountains of BC, Canada where I live. The population of the province is low and the land vast (outside of Vancouver), so escape to solitude is relatively easy.
Recently I hiked to Silver Spring Lakes near Elko, BC. Three small lakes are set in a narrow valley, one after another. Near the end of the third lake you can see the ridge of the mountain above you on each side. The colours of the rocks glisten in the sunlight: browns, coppers, bronzes, reds, golds. The rocks are imposing, beautiful, dangerous and peaceful.
As I sat quietly eating my lunch, I listened to the animals and birds that live there. I watch a hawk overhead land atop the trees. Pikas could be heard in the background warning each other of my presence. On the hike back there was something large foraging in the trees above me. I never saw the animal, but I could hear it disturbing the forest. It was likely a moose or a bear which are common in the mountains.
After I returned home I painted a small series of metallic coloured works inspired by the rocks and lakes of Silver Springs.
Small abstract work on paper, framed and ready to hang.
Small paper work that can be hung in whatever orientation that you choose. Image will appear differently depending on which way that you hang it. Consider the image as I display it, then rotate 90 degrees and look at it again. Find the orientation that speaks to you. This is part of the joy of abstract painting.
My signature appears on the front of the work and my Certificate of Authenticity is included.
A Walk Among The Rocks
- Acrylic on paper
- 5" x 7" (frame included)
- Unique, original art
- Image property of Leith