|Watercolour by Eileen Gidman |
Skimmerhorn Mountains #4
The Skimmerhorn Mountains have a commanding presence on one side of the valley where I reside. The clouds curl around their tops, the sunsets bathe them in colour and snow makes the crevice's show beautifully. In the fall, old timers will say, when the first snow stays on the top of them, there will be snow on the valley floor in three weeks. Ohhh... and a ridge walk on the top, in wildflower season, fulfills my soul.
| Watercolour by Eileen Gidman|
Skimmerhorn Mountains # 2
|Watercolour 'card size' by Eileen Gidman|
Skimmerhorn Mountains #1
To warm up, I first painted this small watercolour. A few people have commented they liked this particular shade of blue with the red of the barn. If I recall correctly it is a combination of a Maimeri Blue, 'Bluegreen' colour and a Windsor Newton, 'Cobalt Blue' colour.
|Watercolour by Eileen Gidman|
This farm is so dear, I decided to paint it again but larger and because an artist can move mountains, I did paint another part of the Skimmerhorn Range behind it.
|Dye Painted Fabric 'card size' by Eileen Gidman|
The two mediums I work in (watercolour and dyes) often contain similar images and here you see the Skimmerhorns again but on fabric.