Ready for Sleep

Pastel on Hardboard
9" x 12"
© 2013 Gary Huber
Sheep Mountain near Jackson Hole, Wyoming is commonly referred to as the Sleeping Indian, named for the unusual shape of the peak which is reminiscent of an Indian chief lying on his back with full war bonnet regalia. perhaps it's a fanciful interpretation but not one without some verisimilitude. This pastel landscape painting attempts to capture the light effect at sunset upon the recumbent chief, viewed across the sagebrush flats lining the Gros Ventre River.