George King

Foggy Jordan Pond

Sep 28, 2015
Foggy Jordan Pond
George King

Jordan Pond is located in Maine's beautiful Acadia National Park. It is a placid body of water surrounded by boulder-strewn beaches, tall pines, fragrant wild flowers, and wild Blueberry bushes. It's picture perfect for painting. While visiting one day, I was captivated by the mood of the place. Calm is the best word to desscribe the atmosphere.

Rocamadour

Sep 28, 2015
Rocamadour
George King

Precariously perched on the side of a cliff in the Lot depatrment of France some 100 miles north of Toulouse, Rocamadour is a popular tourist and pilgrim destination. It is an imposing sight in an area we frequent and when the late afternoon sun shows golden on the whilte villiage wallsand structures, the resulting scene is beautiful. As it is with so much of southern France, light for painters is the best there is.

 

Pastel

 

18 x 15

 

Market Value: $275

 

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La Luna

Dec 18, 2014
La Luna by George King
George King

"I set out to capture sunset illuminated, wooden crosses in the ancient Yaqui Indian cemetery near mission San Xavier del Bac, the 300-year-old White Dove of the Desert south of Tucson. As I set up my camera, an enormous, pale yellow Arizona Moon rose over the hills to the East. I advanced the film to capture this once-in-a-lifetime scene. No film. Alas, I was left only with an indelible mind-picture of the shining crosses, the mission and the rising moon.

Passing Desert Rain

Dec 18, 2014
Passing Desert Rain by George King
George King

"Set in Southern Arizona, this scene evokes my many childhood memories of when a passing rain would release all the wonderfully pungent aromas of the Sonoran Desert. What was dry and scentless would become a symphony of smells; creosote, Mesquite, Sagebrush and sand, Microscopic creatures, long dormant in the scorching heat, came alive when anointed by the cooling touch of raindrops. Nothing has ever been so fresh; so clean." - George

Pastel Painting

Market Value: $375