Setting Off on a Quest

A few nights ago I got a sudden urge to paint. Usually I do my painting in the mornings while my husband is at work and the house is quiet. Sometimes I enjoy listening to soothing music or nature sounds, but even so, there’s a sense of peacefulness surrounding me as I stand at my easel.

But once in a while, the urge strikes at odd times. So it was that even though my husband was home with some action movie blaring from the television, I found myself gathering my paints and brushes and settling in for an evening of painting.

It’s not much. Another simple mountain scene, this one done on an 8 x 10 canvas panel. What’s special about this one — to me — is that I finally painted mountains that I like.

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They’re not great mountains, I’ll admit. While painting them, though, I began to get a better understanding of how the use of light and shadow creates the illusion of rocks and ridges, peaks and valleys.

3rdAnd now, this morning, a lovely image of the Matterhorn showed up in my Webshots newsfeed. My fascination with mountains began as a child when I saw the film, Third Man on the Mountain with James McArthur. It was a tale of a quest to climb the Matterhorn, and it thrilled me from beginning to end. Needless to say, seeing the Webshots image brought back that same excitement.

So now, I’m on a quest of my own. Could I possibly paint the Matterhorn? Could I capture the shape of this powerful mountain and put it on a canvas? I’m just crazy enough to give it a try.

Wish me luck!

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About Judith

Author, artist, and an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and interests through blogging and invite you to visit my sites.

9 comments

  1. Very Nice try Judith

    *Thanks so much,*Barbara Haviland websites: http://www.BarbaraHavilandFineArt.com https://www.barbarahavilandtexasartist.com/ Blog: https://barbsgarden.blogspot.com/ https://barbarahavilandblog.wordpress.com/ https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/barbara-haviland https://barbarahavilandfineart.com/blog https://www.barbarahavilandtexasartist.com/ http://www.barbarahavilandtexasartist.com/

    On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 6:03 AM, Artistcoveries wrote:

    > Judith posted: “A few nights ago I got a sudden urge to paint. Usually I > do my painting in the mornings while my husband is at work and the house is > quiet. Sometimes I enjoy listening to soothing music or nature sounds, but > even so, there’s a sense of peacefulness surrou” >

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  3. dawnmarie

    Very nice.

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  4. Great painting Judith. I think you captured the natural slope and way light fall on mountains very well. I hope you enjoyed doing this, it is a good image!

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  5. It’s a lovely painting!

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