Works of Art

From Ben’s Journal

Gunnison River, Colorado

9:50 AM – 3:30PM
25 to 32 degrees
36 x 48 inch acrylic on polycarbonate

The river was flowing a dark color of Payne’s Grey on the far side of the stream with an energetic riffle close to shore that was the East River meeting the Taylor. The rocks were a variety of colors from orange, yellow, a dirty greyish blue and burnt sienna. Using hemp as one of the brushes it was a marvel to its effectiveness of retaining paint. The spey rod was used on the third fly brush exchange and was a huge boom to the upper part of the river’s energy. It was an amazing day with the final moves matching the beginning of the piece. This piece of the Gunnison has perhaps covered the most surface of the four paintings to date.

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