"Autumn River Valley"
Acrylic, 11" X 14"
This painting pre-dates the start of this blog so it slipped through the cracks so to speak. I consider this painting a bit of a breakthrough for me, the beginning of a developing style. The painting is based on a photo I took while hiking around in the Middle Provo River restoration area in the Heber Valley in Wasatch County, Utah. That sliver of blue in the background is the Middle Prove River, a favorite of fly fishermen. This is one of my favorite places to visit. It's amazing to think that not that long ago the public was denied access to such a beautiful area and not only that it scenery was marred by fences and the destructive tendencies of cattle. I'm grateful for the vision and effort of the people that work so hard to open up public access to lands like this while preserving their natural beauty.