July 12, 2009

Blue Ridge Mountains

I recently had the opportunity to meet a couple of friends for a painting trip in the mountains. As I looked out onto the layers of blue upon blue upon blue, I decided that mountains carry a sacred and powerful energy that is all their own. As you look out into the distance, you can't help but feel that all the things that seemed so urgent and important five minutes ago have evaporated just like the mist before you.

(322) 8x16, oil
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves"...John Muir

7 comments:

supplies overflowing! said...

Hi there-

So true about mountains. I feel the same about the ocean. Perhaps the size and depth of these things remind us of how small(is this the right word??) we are in comparison.
I also love the painting.

LSaeta said...

Stunnung painting. The color blue that you have used for the mountains is wonderful!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Ahhh, today's post is like a meditation. The photo, your painting and the quote by John Muir. Thanks so much for the moment of peace.

FCP said...

I agree! I suspect that finding a way to carry a bit of the ocean and/or mountains around with us all the time is the key to a life well lived.
Faye

Christina said...

I love the mountain picture! Exactly what I needed today!

Marian Fortunati said...

A lovely quote to go with your captivating painting.

And ohhhhhh that photo!!! Wow on all accounts!!

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful and strong. Love that turquoise diagonal mountain. It gives everything such depth and interest in this vertical format. The light is gorgeous in this!