Sunday, May 18, 2008

"Smith Rock"

Oil on Cradled Board

I've been working on this commission on and off for a few months now and am ready to deliver it! Smith Rock is a part of a visually dramatic area north of Bend about 30 miles. It is a well-known rock climbing spot for those who do that, and a great place to feel some wildness for the rest of us! Many people have been working very hard to protect the area from having destination resorts built adjacent to it and have so far succeeded. It is a unique and incredibly special place where just being there really affects the spirit.