Rock Outcrop

Jared Shear, Montana, Landscape, forest, rocks, plein air, art, painting, oil on board,

There are lots of rocks where I live.  Often you can come across large boulders in the middle of the forest.  A lot of them are glacial erratics, deposited by the moving ice long ago.  Others are large chunks of the mountainside that have rolled to their current resting spot.  Whatever the case they add a nice variety to the landscape, and are always fun to paint.

This painting is a quick plein air sketch from this evening.