This is the view from Table Mountain looking towards the Grand Teton. The pastel study was done at dawn, with Eric Randall filming for the Arnold Project. Some of the first images ever made of the Tetons were shot from this angle by William Henry Jackson. Jackson was a member of Nathaniel Langford’s 1871 geological survey.
About Joe Arnold
Joe Arnold has been painting the high mountain landscape for over 30 years. His work shows the mountaineer's perspective often from the summit looking down into the plains below. This kind of view is vast and epic, akin in feeling to the Romantic artists such as Joseph Turner and the Hudson Bay painters such as Bierstadt and Moran. 19th Century writers, explorers, mountaineers and surveyors also had this vast and epic concept of the land. Contemporary work often shows the loss of that innocent, idyllic, and even rapturous vision, but in mountaineering, and subsequently my art he is still searching it out.