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On Top of the World,
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On Top of the World,
By Evergreen, Colorado Artists Barb and Tom Adkins

Self Standing Painting

Standing on top of the world, is an everyday reality for the Mountain Goats of Mount Evans Wilderness Area in CO.

A painting technique called Impasto is used for this MT Goat's heavy fur coat. About 6 to 7 layers of paint were used to develop the heavy texture of the goat's winter coat. Paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.

Acrylic on Board, mounted on a Slate Base

I arched the shape of the board to be reminiscent of the clouds and the sky overhead. On many days the clouds are below the summit of Mt. Evans. The edge is rounded and painted.

Mt. Evans, in Colorado is over 14,000 ft high, called a "14er". There are over 50 of these "14ers" in CO. The road to Mt Evans is the highest paved road in the US. It is only open for travel from Memorial Day to Labor Day because there is too much snow to keep it plowed in the winter.
Colorado Mountain Goat
Media: Acrylic, Board, mounted on a Slate base
Size: 5" high, 5" wide, base- 8" x 3"
Currently displayed at: Rose Hill, Kansas
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