This collection of studies for the painting Teton Autumn is archivally framed and matted. Please call the gallery for information about shipping framed artwork.
“Mary Beth and I drove south from Missoula, down through Yellowstone and to the Tetons, in the autumn light of late September. Fall appeared to be coming on fast and I wanted to be there for the peak colors of autumn foliage. Ravens watched over us in the early afternoon as we pulled into Coulter Bay where we were to spend several nights. A storm was approaching and we photographed and sketched with thoughts toward future paintings. I made some little drawings of the view over Jackson Lake and took many photos of the changing light as we drove up and down the Snake River valley. The next day the mountains disappeared under a curtain of clouds and rain.
Later back in my studio I started work on what would become Teton Autumn. The composition evolved using elements of various locations we had observed. They included a glowing aspen grove with a backlit mountain silhouette, together with a mysterious raven, precariously perched on a winding, spindly pine snag which provided excellent balcony seating for the panoramic view.”
Monte Dolack 11/13/14