Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Crater Lake

7 x 5 inches, oil on board.

A corner of the amazing Crater Lake in south-central Oregon, on a beautiful day. I have a great desire to paint this blue water (it's a very deep lake and the water really can be this color).


Blogger Lynn said...

John and I have been here several times, and the water can indeed be this blue...we have many photographs to prove it!

It's wonderful to see this beautiful lake represented in one of your paintings, Mark.

9:59 AM, March 25, 2008  
Blogger Kay said...

I hope I get to see Crater Lake next month and that you can come down and take more pictures of it. I have only seen it from an airplane, but it made a big impression on me even then.

11:02 AM, March 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I recognized this view, and it made me homesick for Oregon. The amazing blue color of the water and how it contrasts with the different volcanic rocks is food for the soul. Seeing the painting I could visualize our hike up Mt Scott(?)and experiencing an amazing view of the lake. I remember you did a number of drawings up there. We headed up there after an excellent Jean Luc Ponty concert. You captured the color of the water very well.

3:03 AM, March 31, 2008  
Blogger Kay said...

Looks like I'm going to have to put off the trip to Crater lake. After reading about rock art and prehistory of the area I was very anxious to see the area in person. Perhaps we can go there this fall. I hope you will paint more pictures of Crater Lake because it is so beautiful.

5:02 PM, April 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently came across the photo, and I feel honored.


8:02 AM, April 03, 2008  
Blogger Derek McCrea said...

The water is fascinating, I love the depth of colors you used. To sum it up you did a great job.

5:10 PM, May 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work. Do you live near San Diego? If so, do you show at the Museum of the Living Artist in Balboa park?

It is a great place to show if you are interested.


12:07 PM, December 02, 2008  

Post a Comment

<< Home