Works of Art

From Ben’s Journal

Clark’s Fork River (confluence of Rattlesnake Creek), Montana

noon – 5PM
50 – 54 degrees
36 x 48 inches acrylic on polycarbonate

One of the greatest holes to fish on the Clark’s Fork River is right in front of the Double Tree Hotel where Rattlesnake Creek flows in. A gorgeous sunny day had the river flowing with a touch of snowmelt. The sun’s light was a vibrant gold on the rocks closest to the shore. The majority of stones on this river are a reddish, purple, blue and green color. It is absolutely astonishing the consistency and diversity of rocks on this river. The strong part of this painting is the literal interpretation of information and consistency of marks that have contrast and repetition that allows for the viewer to wander in its visual space. The overlap of colors are feathered into each other from the reflection to the darker shadows.

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