Works of Art

From Ben’s Journal

Jefferson River, Montana

1 – 5PM
66 degrees
48 x 96 inches acrylic on polycarbonate

A very bright day on an open bank of the Jefferson River. This river just keeps giving and giving in its unique characteristics of riffles, pools, and back eddies. Setting up on some riffles with unique colored rocks the distance across the river had a lot of movement from the strong flowing current. A surprise move on this painting is a warm layer of interference gold at the bottom of the painting opens some space for the rocks to come through and creates a mist and warmth that hasn’t been seen in previous paintings. The middle and upper part of the painting has a consistent continuation of flow with the colors and the rocks have a loose triangle created dead center for added depth to the painting. This piece is strong with its subtle nature of color and depth.

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