“There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.”
― Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,
Time lapse video of making the painting:
As a painter, my biggest inspiration is Mother Nature. It always has something beautiful to offer, all year round.
Spring finally arrived and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it, than by painting a gorgeous cherry blossom tree, in a fresh mountain landscape.
Welcome back, Spring. I missed you!
The beautiful microstate of only 200 hectares, is located on the French Riviera, bordering France on three sides, and on one side, the Mediterranean Sea.
The view from Monaco is absolutely breathtaking, especially during the night. The higher you go up the mountain, the better it gets.
This is one of my favorite pictures. I hope you enjoy it!