Monday, January 12, 2009

Longs Peak, Colorado

Long's Peak, Colorado
5 x 7 inches
Oil on wood panel.

If you have ever visited Rocky Mountain National Park, you soon learn the highest mountain you see is the beautiful, Longs Peak. It is one of the 54 fourteeners, in the state. It is the highest peak (14,259 feet, 4,346 meters) along the Front Range and is prominent on the Denver skyline. It is named in honor of Major Stephen Long, who explored the area in the 1820s. (If you have a Colorado quarter, the mountain on the back is Longs Peak.)

The painting is based on a photograph I took, from the western end of Standley Lake. This view is about a mile away from my front door. Oh how great it is to live in Rocky Mountain High.

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Terry Krysak said...

Beautifull painting Bill, I love mountains.

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Beautiful landscape, I envy you! Cheers!

Barbara Pask said...

Very nice painting Bill. You have been busy painting lately, that's great.