Surprise Lake View, Jackson Hole aka Alpine Woods
Medium: Oil on linen | 24 x 108 inches | Not available
8: Table Mountain View of the Tetons, Pastel on Paper | 14 x 52 inches
This is a pastel I did of the view many years ago.
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.