Above It All



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40in x 30in

Oil on Canvas (framed) 

Available at T.H. Brennen Fine Art.

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The iconic Grand Tetons of Wyoming have long been a subject of representation in the art world. However, my artistic approach to this classic subject matter deviates from the traditional path. I aim to infuse representational elements with moments of dynamic energy. In this particular piece, the mountains shrouded in the embrace of winter symbolize a season of tranquility and rejuvenation.

As the viewer's gaze ascends from the bottom of the icy blue-green field below, it becomes entangled in the rich texture of the forest, leading up to the climactic moment of the mountain itself. Dashes of blue inject a sense of spontaneity into the composition, while also contributing to the creation of triangular geometries in conjunction with various shades of whites and grays.

Toward the upper regions of the painting, sunlight is on the verge of coming through the clouds. The warmth of the sunlight is repeated in the underpainting intentionally left bare so that the piece is not overworked. The mountains, which have captivated artists throughout history, serve as a powerful reminder that we possess the ability to overcome challenges, achieve greatness, and ascend to new heights.


Framed and Ready to hang

We take immense pride in enhancing the appeal of a James Ayer's Original Painting by providing exquisitely handcrafted frames. Our custom frames are meticulously crafted with splined corners, not only for a decorative accent but also to add extra durability and strength to the frame's structure.

Face 3/4"
Depth: 2-1/4"