Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Panoramic painting of a mountain range with white clouds and a bright blue sky.
Virginia Jenkins has been teaching in art and design departments for over three decades, including being a professor and department chair of GVSU’s art department. Over her artist career, natural landscapes have been a focus of hers, allowing her to highlight organic forms and shapes that can only be experienced in nature. While her images are somewhat abstract, the shapes and colors within her paintings still are recognizable as nature. This painting came from a series inspired by Jenkins’ travels to the Northwest Coast of the U.S, and represents a view of mountains located in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming, the second highest mountain range in the state. Regarding this painting Jenkins' states, "[This] painting reflects a view of the range from the Libby Flats Observatory site during a summer month at mid-day. The intent of this painting was to capture the effect of the weather conditions on the range, especially the ever increasing and rapidly moving clouds in the sky."