Which is your favorite painting? Tell about it!
Favorites change, depending on our mood, the weather...
even who we are talking to or thinking about can have its subtle influences,
and I expect with painters it must relate to our emotional attachment to
WHAT we are painting,
WHY we are painting it,
and quite possibly to the fun or trouble we had with the actual painting.
That said, my very first favorite painting choice would be:
|Franconian Ridge Trail: Lincoln to Lafayette (and Greenleaf Hut)|
This particular view was momentous because from here we could see our evening destination, Greenleaf Hut, 1.1 miles down the left (west facing) side of Lafayette. Look closely to see the white dot of the hut roof, a very welcome sign.
|Hiker on the trail!|
Why is this my favorite painting (at the moment, anyway)?
It's a wonderful trek. And painting it gave me a chance to live the trek vicariously.
Walking ridges above the tree line is exhilarating and humbling. Hikers are just specks on the trail from this perspective, but we can feel the heft of the mountain, see its ridges and "ribs," and explore the lichens, moss and wildflowers that survive, even flourish, in this unique, alpine and sub alpine environment...right here in NH!
|Falling Waters Trail is only the start!|
We started from Franconian Notch State Park, climbed Falling Waters Trail to the ridge and Little Haystack Mtn, then proceeded north towards Mt Lafayette and down to the Greenleaf Hut.
Check my website under paintings/White Mountain Trails
for more paintings.
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|Looking south, Lafayette to Little Haystack|