Rise Over the Pines

24.00"W x 30.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: rocky, sunrise, sky, mountain, impressionism, abstract, tree, organic, sun, colorado, earth, pine

Media: acrylic

Size: 24"W x 30"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

This painting was painted in a 3 part series. My love for the mountains spurred this affair. This painting is more an impressionist style, trying to capture the rising sun behind the pine trees. Shortly after painting this series, we had several incredibly bad forest fires here in Colorado. The Waldo Canyon fire, then the High Park fire. Both extremely destructive in which we know people that lost everything. These paintings took on a new meaning for me as I had even more respect for the mountains.

I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.

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