Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Long's Peak in the Mist

Long's Peak in the Mist
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 Standley Lake. This view a few hundred yards away from my front door. Oh how great it is to live in Rocky Mountain High.

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Ally said...

Ooh. I so got to see that mountain on my trip to colorado. I loved it! Then my dad tried to drive us off the cliff *sigh*

Nice work!

Bill Brauker said...

Ha, glad you didn't go over the edge!

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Beverly Sams said...

Wonderful landscape, Bill! Love to see Colorado some day.