Peaceful Mountain Valley
by Russ Haskell
(Commercial Point, Ohio USA)
This is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas 24" x 36" size. My inspiration for this work is that my wife, Carol, wanted a large painting that would hang over our fireplace that included mountains and a born or two.
We both love landscaspes and I love to paint them along with Old Barns in acrylic. The mountains were the easiest part. The most difficult part was getting the water to look real with reflections in it and making the large green areas look more interesting with suggestions of grass, etc.
I'm pleased with the overall composition and the colors that just jump up at you and make you feel that you are really there in the midst of this beautiful mountain valley.