Archive for the Mountain Art Category

Jackson Hole Sun Burst

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Mountain Art, Oil Painting, Original Oil Painting, painting, Pastoral Scenes, Plein Air, Realism, The Tetons, Uncategorized on March 15, 2010 by Jim Gola, Artist

This painting is one of those that say, “..damn the torpedoes” – I am going to paint what I want to paint regardless whether or not anyone “gets it”. The scene was one that repeats itself around the hills of Jackson, Wyoming during the raining season (October for this picture). I have never seen the sun create such an outline on the hills during sun bursts. My friend and I set up on the site and proceeded to record what we could until it started to rain. I grabbed my camera out of the truck, waited for another sun burst, snapped a picture and jumped into the truck with all my gear just in the nick of time. This is the result of the completed painting back in studio.

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Way to Ardara – Ireland

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Ireland, Irish Art, Landscape Paintning, Mountain Art, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized on June 6, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

“Way to Ardara” is another painting based on my “03” trip to Ireland. It was one of those days where the “greens” were of multiple hues and values, overcast but still bright. I stopped my rental car along the edge of the narrow road and took a number of bracketed reference shots to bring back home with me. The good thing about high resolution digitals over paper photo reference shots is that they look almost as good on the backlit computer screen as in reality, but not quite as exciting. This is a small 8” x 10” painting on canvas board. Giclee prints are still available by going to http://www.FineArtAmerica.com  or clicking on this link.
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HILLS OF JACKSON

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Mountain Art, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized on May 9, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

“Hills of Jackson” was a scene I returned to several times. The starkness of the adjacent hills near the wooded lake area really was a contrast. This day was cloudy and overcast and the light breaking through to the nearby rocky hill captured my interest. Although the lake was teeming with swans and ducks this day, I felt like avoiding any detail that would detract from the light effect of the moment.

Daddy Teton

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Mountain Art, Oil Painting, Original Art, painting, Plein Air, Realism, The Tetons, Uncategorized on March 21, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

Daddy Teton
Painted directly from a reference digital while visiting the Grand Tetons.
A 12” x 16” Oil on board. Mountain scenes are not particularly one of my specialties. This view was one that a painter like Richard Schmid could complete with just a few strokes of his brush and make it extremely convincing. It was a good exercise for me. I felt what the painting lacked in being realistically convincing could still be fun experimenting with color. Realizing there are different strokes for different folks, a print is still available form Fine Art America.

If interested, you may visit there by clicking on the link below.

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/daddy-teton-jim-gola.html