Friday, April 29, 2011

September Sunrise~ my first ever painting of Denali

September Sunrise 2011
12"x16" acrylic on wood panel

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bern Williams

   "I witnessed this sunrise on Denali while travelling southbound on the Parks Highway in Alaska last September. I was on my way to the Matanuska Glacier and with a long drive ahead of me I was on the road quite early in the day. It was a calm and cloudless morning and as I approached Broad Pass just south of Cantwell I wondered if I would catch a glimpses of Denali as I passed through. I had been driving through dusk but as I had my first opportunity to see the mountain the first sun rays were spreading across the tundra and illuminating the mountain.
   This is my first ever attempt at painting Denali and I'm fairly happy with composition." ~Sue Dranchak