Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oneanta 2010



This is another new painting I`ve been working on while I figure out how to proceed on my two long pieces. Oneanta is a gorge within the Columbia Gorge, not far from Portland. It is a landscape as archetype, Carl Jung would have loved it. Especially since you have to climb over a massive logjam to enter, and then walk through cold water to reach the lovely waterfall at the end. Years ago, I started to take my eight year old twin nieces, Liz and Steph, back there and wisely changed my mind. Although the stream is shallow, they weren`t very tall.

10 comments:

Maureen said...

What an extraordinary place, and what an extraordinary painting of it!

How you paint water and what it reflects always leaves me almost startled, the effect is so natural. And you also capture in this something mysterious (dare I say, dark). "Archetype" is an apt choice of description indeed.

Walter Helena said...

Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

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bridget Hunter said...

I could look and look and look again at this painting . Stunning.

Cynthia said...

This is a wonderful piece. What a wonderful place this must be in real life too...those greens, just gorgeous and the way you lead us through to the light...marvelous!!

glennora said...

Oh my. This place doesn't really exist. Those colors! That space, that depth on a page! Thankfully you brought it into being.

Kat said...

I want to be you.

Maureen said...

Randall,

My friend Glynn put in a good word for you on his blog today.

http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/

You're developing quite a following on Twitter, too, and you don't even tweet.

RHCarpenter said...

I know it's a cliche now, but when I saw this I actually said, "Oh, my god!" It's that beautiful, stunning, breathtaking, awe-inspiring. Whew! Going to look at it again and soak every bit up.

Sheila Vaughan said...

No, come on Randall - you are the poet painter!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Beautiful light and painting. I am impressed with your work and blog! Will be back ;-)