Jul 26

Traveling East


“Traveling East

Oil on canvas, 13″x21″ wide.

Artist Commentary: I spent Saturday in the wild mountains of the east, hiking a shan shui landscape of vertiginous heights. The track I trod tripped lightly over the bones of the mountains, and as the mists of morning cleared, I descried below me a fair valley, glistering jewel-like in gauzy golden air.

Just then upon the path I espied a robed figure, staff bearing, climbing toward me. His hat was blue-banded,
and cerulean light glimmered from the top of his stave; I saw that the radiance issued from a great gem that glowed and flashed in the mountain air. The Sage nodded as he approached, and I asked him the name of the valley.

“Karningul, it once was called,” he replied, “but that was in ancient times. Few have ever found it, and none who do so, even in these dark days, depart from it unchanged.”

He would remark no further on the valley, but after bidding me farewell on my travels, passed by and was soon lost in the dark mists of the mountain pass.

13″x21″ wide signed and numbered prints – AVAILABLE! Please click here.

13″x21″ original oil painting – $1400.00 US plus shipping.

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