The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan


grass and rocks

Alaskan Grasses and Rocks

4'x3' 1997 $1500

Wandering around in an Alaskan Marsh back in 1996 I came upon this area of rocks, water and grasses; what a wealth of textures and colors. I love the challenge of painting the slender blades of grass that just love to tangle and the small pebbles made the challenge even more interesting. This is not a good photograph of the painting. Being a large painting and having been varnished, it was difficulty to even attempt to get a photograph that does the painting justice. The left side of this photo is particularly troubled with glare.