Along the Shadowed Ridge

Along the Shadowed Ridge, 12”x16” acrylic

A painting inspired by the ridge that blocks much of the low winter sun. We have loads of snow coming which is inspiring a lot of winter artwork this year.

Though the daylight is brief the combination of snow and moon last night made for a magical evening. I guess it’s only a matter of time before I paint some large moonlight related imagery.

Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking west down the Pend Orielle River

December 1st, it seemed like the last day to hike up Gold Hill without snow. So I made the 6 mile round trip excursion this morning. It’s such a beautiful view and great exercise, sorry I didn’t make more hikes to the top this year. As I type this the snow is piling up outside. At this point it is on the ground for the season!

Sandpoint, Idaho across the long bridge

It was in the low 20’s during the hike. By the end I pulled my water bottle out of my jacket and it had frozen!