Saturday, June 22, 2013
I call this painting "Silent Giants" because that's what they seem to me. As one makes the turn towards Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Route 40, these giant mountains loom nearby. I'm always fascinated by the shadows on them, depending on the time of day we happen to be passing through. On this trip, it was mid-afternoon, and the shadows are clearly on the mountains in the background. A freight train was heading off to the West as I took the photo. The color is so amazing! I love the Adirondacks, for all our green and forests, but there is something so mystical about these silent giants.