Works of Art

From Ben’s Journal

Big Hole River (3 Miles North of Notch Bottom)

1:00PM – 6:00PM
86 degrees
48 x 96 inches acrylic on polycarbonate

It is a perfect summer day with a slight breeze. With all the basalt around the Big Hole River the stones have a dark brooding quality that translates into a mystique of depth to the river. The current flows past in a very systematic consistency of uninterrupted flow. The rocks on the bottom have a predominate orange with dark, hard, contrasting shadows. The blue of the sky compliments the flecks of orange and gold that pops and shimmers under the water's surface. As the day wore on the downstream blue took on a more pure hue. There is a line of green algae that adds a mix of flow and movement to the piece. The overlay and underlay of paint plays on both sides of this piece.

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