“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”~Edmund Hillary


Out on the rocks
24″ x 18″
oils
Painted sides/back stapled
ready to hang
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Hey! I DO Landscapes!
This is the very first landscape I have ever done. I used the rock elements in the commission work upcoming and just did it. I am really pleased that I now can say I do landscapes. No more monkey on my back I can’t wait to do the bigger version on this, totally different of course because this is a practice work. But I am so proud of myself I could burst!
Yippee for me.
Let me know what you think. The pictures were hard to get, but the close up at the bottom is really right on with color and tone. It glows.
Love it.
So, I have a post for tomorrow that is all about some one new in our home, but I don’t want to mix them so stay tuned!
Off to do a dance of joy now…
huzzah!
Here is the quote that inspired me to just do it:
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Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea: Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar, Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known.
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)
Here is the quote that was just for my inner self while working:
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the un-lived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

Steven Pressfield
Source: The War of Art
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Heather (the dragon slayer)
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5 Comments

  1. San
    December 2, 2007

    Heather, it has that primal feel, as though it’s the landscape of you. Of course, maybe I was tipped off by the Hillary quote. : )Good job and keep the joy flowing…

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  2. Jafabrit
    December 3, 2007

    What a great feeling to have and I always enjoy your quotes. I think you did GOOD on the landscape thing, yikes I still haven’t really faced the challenge (I did one once LOL!)

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  3. HMBT
    December 4, 2007

    Thank you to both of you guys, it means a lot! I am working on the big version now…but never fear there are more apples my dear! Bwhuawawawaaaaa!

    Reply
  4. San
    December 4, 2007

    More apples–yay!!!

    Reply
  5. Pavel
    December 6, 2007

    Hi Heather!I NEEDED to come by your place today, looking for inspiration, and I found some. Thanks…

    Reply

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