Browse an array of examples of how to paint mountains in this portfolio of contemporary paintings. Mountain High, Valley Low
Few scenes rival the drama of a mountainous landscape. From the rocky cliffs overlooking the Pacific to the flat-topped mesas dotting the Southwest and rolling hills rising up throughout the Eastern United States, plein air painters have their pick of inspiring subjects.
1. Jim Rehak, “Room With a View,” 2020, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Plein air
2. Val Sandell, “Along the Elwha,” 2013, oil, 14 x 11 in., Available from artist, Plein air
3. Greg Scheibel, “Autumn in the Rockies,” 2022, oil, 27 x 33 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air studies
4. Karen Jacobsen, “Stanley Lake Outlet,” 2022, oil, 10 x 8 in., Private collection, Plein air
5. Ellen Howard, “Light Dusting,” 2022, oil, 11 x 14 in., Available from artist, Plein air and studio
6. Pamela Ingwers, “First Frost at the Ranch,” Undated, oil, 16 x 20 in., Private collection, Studio from plein air
7. Catherine Hillis, “Overlooking Telluride From Historic Lone Star,” 2022, watercolor, 16 x 12 in., Available from artist, Plein air
8. Susan Nicholas Gephart, “Big Valley Skyscape,” 2021, oil, 8 x 8 in., Available from Art a la Carte, Bellefonte, PA, Plein air
9. Gayle Madeira, “Dusk on Vly Mountain,” 2022, oil, 9 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air
10. Farley Lewis, “Road to Taos,” 2021, acrylic, 11 x 14 in., Available from artist, Studio
11. Bruce Bingham, “Rocky Mt. High,” 2022, oil, 16 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief Kelly Kane has more than 20 years experience in art publishing. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education, and art history.