Mountain River

Mountain River

(AKA "Mountain River, Glacier Park")

Oil, 24 x 36. This was from a photo I took in Western Montana, a cold mountain stream.

Dean wrote a beautiful little poem about this:

You must have gotten this river
right: If, still as a stone,
I look for a long time,

this painting rolls over me,
rounding my edges, leaving me
smooth and simple.

Dean Blehert

This painting, I'm pretty sure, won some prestigious award in the past, but I can't locate it and the painting got swept into the past and rarely shown because of new paintings jostling for their turn. But it resides in a place of honor in my dining room.