Tags: Durango, Colorado - original artwork - landscape painting - Engineer Mountain - soft pastel.
Living in Durango, I had to do a series of Engineer(s). Engineer Peak is one of those iconic landmarks of the area that everyone knows. I've taken so many pictures of it from various hikes and Hwy 550 that I had no trouble choosing 8 images to work with (four will be in landscape format later).
I've mentioned before that Engineer looks great from all sides, at all times, in all seasons. My hope is that these paintings give a glimpse into why Engineer is such an enduring (and endearing) fixture for the Durango area.
Engineer #1 - summer flowers
Taken along a section of the Crater Lake trail during our summer '09 visit, we were treated to both alpine wildflowers and a monsoon storm.
Engineer #2 - from the Colorado Trail
This doesn't read like I wanted, but this is a view from the Colorado Trail looking across a valley and the slanted strata of the slopes that make up the area. Aspen (some in fall color) and fir/spruce form almost orderly lines along the slope.
Engineer #3 - Late Fall
A late fall image, also taken from the Crater Lake trail, but a few miles higher and south. The trail was covered with golden grasses with scattered spruce and fir.
Engineer #4 - Winter
Taken this winter on one of our snowshoeing trips, this is the view from near Andrews Lake (also the location of the Crater Lake trailhead).