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Magnificent Mr. Clark (Peak Portrait Series) by Penny Otwell Arch Rock by Penny Otwell Under the Arches (Peak Portrait Series) by Penny Otwell
Arch Rock
Price: 795.00
Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas
Upper Washington Column by Penny Otwell Elegant Parsnips, Yosemite Valley by Penny Otwell Colossal Eminance by Penny Otwell
Colossal Eminance
Price: 2,550.00
Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas
Side Canyon Waterfall (Cascade Fall) by Penny Otwell Yosemite Life Cycle (Yosemite Fall) by Penny Otwell Reaching for the Sun (Bridalveil Fall) by Penny Otwell
Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas Original Oil on Canvas
Homage to Chief Tenaya  by Penny Otwell First View   (Tunnel View)  by Penny Otwell Morningrise by Penny Otwell
Homage to Chief Tenaya
Price: 4,950.00
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Penny Otwell Artist's Statement

The rhythm and design in the natural world motivates me to paint Yosemite’s granite forms left in the path of ancient glaciers. Since 1964 I have been drawing Yosemite and over 50 years of experience in this remarkable place has had a profound emphasis on my work today.

I am a self-taught painter inspired by Yosemite, but the real joy comes from painting it. I feel a deep connection to this place and a specific curiosity about the landscape. Hiking the trails over the years has given me confidence being outdoors. I “show up” most days to paint. Works are started with drawing or painting “en plein air” either on a linen support or in a field sketchbook. Some paintings are painted entirely outdoors from start to finish.

Being a painter is like being a scientist: the facts are in front of you, the arrangements are endless, conditions, premises, and conclusions all determine each painting. The “what if?” is constantly pulling at my sleeve! Conducting these experiments culminates in a collaboration of materials for a painting style uniquely my own.

What starts outdoors slowly changes into a carefully edited composition with many paint layers. I push back and forth, adding and subtracting with some reality, some abstraction, design, line, rhythm, value, and color. I love my job!

Enjoy the paintings!

Penny Otwell 2016