Pike's Peak / by Jason Cytacki

Another constructed landscape that I have been chipping away at for awhile.  The composition is derived from several postcards of Pike's Peak I found.  I remember driving to Colorado as a kid with my family and thinking how Pike's Peak always held a special significance.  I no doubt the phrase "Pike's Peak or Bust!" added an element of challenge and implied danger.

The painting itself is the first landscape I have done on panel.  The smooth surface allowed for the addition of many more details.  More to come!

"Pike's Peak"
Oil on panel
24" x 48"