"Sleeping Lady Mountain/Alaska Range"
Although this mountain lies off the coast of Anchorage, Alaska, it is so enormous that it filled the window of my fourth floor apartment on a daily basis. You see, the entire two walls, facing the mountain were glass, so you can imagine how this view filled my life. I told myself, daily, that I was not going to paint this mountain, but... One day, as I was driving, I beheld a sky, as I had never before seen. I did not have my camera, (which is a rare thing in and of itself), so I screeched to the side of the road and began to sketch the sky that lay before me. I noted the shapes and colors that my eyes hardly believed, projecting themselves throughout the afternoon sky. When I got home that evening and stood in the majesty of "Sleeping Lady" I knew that I had to put the incredible sky I had seen with this glorious mountain. Just for fun, I also added a pontoon plane.