This is the second painting I completed on my backpacking
trip in the Sierra's, near Donner Pass. For this piece I woke up each
morning and watched the sunrise. As soon as it rose high enough to hit
the rocky cliffs on the far side of lake Flora, I began painting, with
hopes of capturing the rich peach colored hues of the rocks awash in
I would begin each painting with just the sounds
of nature, as I worked the fire circle would fill with the noise of
breakfast preparation by my camp-mates.
Lone Pine Donner Pass oil painting by Andrew Daniel
9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)
Just returned from a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevadas!
We were able to take in the suns rays next to a lovely little Alpine
lake. I painted a lot while I was there, when I wasn't painting I was
thinking about it; wishing that I had brought more canvases then three.
Too worried about the weight when I initially packed. The colors of
these rocks fascinated me. With every change in the weather or the suns
angle they shifted personality. The same rocks would change from peach
to white to green to purple over the course of the trip.
currently designing a backpackers wheel barrow in my head so that I can
someday haul enough gear to match my inspiration. An air mattress would
be a welcome addition too!
This piece came together so fluidly. I
have been trying to convince myself to loosen up for sometime now. In
this piece it felt like that was finally happening! I've been reminding
myself to trust in my knowledge base the trees and rocks will tell there
own story if given half the chance. They don't need to be completely
This is an original oil painting on canvas. It is signed by me, Andrew Daniel. Available for purchase in my online store.
On this day the afternoon winds were coming hard off of the ocean. I had to hold my easel with one hand to keep it from tipping over, with my other hand I struggled to mix paint, keep my hat on, stop the panel from flying off the easel and make wild attempts at capturing the scene. I've always enjoyed looking at the painting, because of the process that went into it. I was so busy coping with the elements that the painting has a bare bones immediacy to it. There was no time to over think things!
This is an oil painting on Baltic Birch panel signed by me, Andrew Daniel. The canvas measures 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm).To purchase this piece, please check out my online shop.