Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Iron Mountain Study


On my easel is a giant canvas where a forest is finally coming together, but I`ve been taking some breaks to do small things. This is from a new walk I`m enjoying. It`s a former quarry, now a vertical park clinging to the side of a mountain. Much of the steel used to build early Portland, came from the iron mined here.

11 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Nice and dreamy with the drips of the rocks. Must have been raining, again.

Maureen said...

Vividly realized, with great perspective.

Interesting to know the use of the iron ore.

Carol Marine said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

Don Gray said...

Those calligraphic trees are fabulous!

Kim said...

Love, love, love...

kate said...

This composition is so vital. Something about the compression of the top third and those chaotic black limbs against the yellow . . .

Jean-Baptiste Pelardon said...

Oh, we can hear the thunder sound of the deep digged earth!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Just beautiful......I don´t find the words........

SamArtDog said...

Look! The light of the world is in that rugged hole.

Frances Vettergreen said...

That is really beautiful. glad I found your blog.

Bob Lafond said...

I am happy to learn that you have found a quarry to dig.