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Alligator Mountains

Alligator Mountains    oil on canvas board   7x10  ©Joshua Lance

Alligator Mountains  oil on canvas board  7×10  ©Joshua Lance

From the urban setting of my rooftops, comes a tale about find solace in the distance. I am surrounded my the urban landscape, but in the distance lies tranquility. Green mountains and a river bathed in a grey sky very common here in Taipei. I call it Alligator Mountains only because that’s the first name that came to mind when I looked at the mountains. They are various greens and it reminded me of the beast that is nature herself.

I had fun painting this on my rooftops of course.  I’m outdoors yet so close to home.  I feel very comfortable using greens in my art.  This was also very simple to do because of a simple composition.  Of course I’d rather just paint the damn thing and then start critiquing it later, because it’s the process that rules.  If I didn’t enjoy the process, I know my work would look uninspired and dull.  I purposely wanted to use greys, as I enjoy the endless possibilities.  When using greys the right way, it helps make a painting “pop” out their true colors.  Though the main colors are grey and green, there are many other colors in between.  I won’t tell you what they are, but you can take a look for yourself and tell me what you see.  Preferably on my Facebook Fan Page.  Happy painting!