Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For Dad

It's my Dad's birthday next weekend and he's off to climb the Matterhorn, again. Always so nervous when he's away on these trips, but it's his thing. The solitude of climbing along the ridge of a mountain I can only imagine. Though going by the way his eyes light up as he tells us of his trips, that solitude sounds incredible.

Painted using acrylics and goache on acrylic paper.

4 comments:

Suzanne Lindfield said...

That's beautiful Tracy, you can can feel the cold and the solitude. I love the way his shoulders are slightly rounded forward, giving a look of determination. He'll love it!

JG O'Donoghue said...

Nice work tracy, like the composition and the strokey sky, the painting does give the sense of adventure, which is why id say ur dad does the slog up the mountain ;)

Mary said...

Great work tracy, love the figure! uBest wishes to your father, he is amazing!

galvinator said...

shit tracy this is fantastic, hadn't checked your blog in a while, superb painting of your ol' lad. The plein air painting is greeat too, love the dreamy mountains in the background!