Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Now Walk Into the Wild

I painted a landscape inspired by the true view from Stampede Trail and Chris's last letter to Wayne Westerburg. In the letter to Wayne, Chris ended with "I walk into the wild" (pg.63). Such a strong phrase appealed to me as an inspiration for such a landscape. l used nuetral, natural tones to give an organic feel to the painting; however, the main use of the color pallet was to bring out Mt.McKinley in the background. The compositional format that l utilized was the golden spiral. This format uses proportions that appeal naturally to the eye through the shape of a spiral. Through my acrylic painting, I hope to depict the attractive beauty that such a dangerous place can perspire.