Thursday, June 30, 2011

Deep End


Heart Lake is a small lake in the Adirondack Mts at the foot of Mt. Jo near Lake Placid. It's nestled in the heart of the High Peaks at the Adirondack Mt Club and makes the most refreshing swim after a day of climbing. When seen from the mountain the lake is heart shaped. I was attracted to the patterns in the water and how the rope led my eye into the distant mountains. The water allows me to play with different markmaking, like with my rocks. I will live with this one for awhile to see if I want to break the shapes up more. 18x26in pastel

1 comment:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautifully executed! The water is perfect and lovely. I especially enjoy paintings of places where the artist has more than a superficial connection (I see it, I paint it, I leave it) and you obviously do with this place. Somehow, it's very touching that you know that the lake is heart-shaped when viewed from the mountain. Must be part of what gives this painting so much depth -- the depth of the artist who painted it.