Monday, December 31, 2007

Cougar Peak #365


4.75" x 6.75" Acrylic on Illustration Board

It is done.....WOW! Last year at this time I was sitting in the studio contemplating on how I should celebrate the new year......and it evolved into this crazy idea of painting Cougar Peak everyday for one year. Coming from a background in animation, I decided to paint the exact same scene, with the idea being that at the end of the year I could animate it all together and watch the seasons come and go in a cool little movie...which will be coming soon.

This project has been an immense joy, and an experience that I shall ever remember. Also it has been a challenge, so much that at times I wasn't sure I had it in me to endure until the end.....but for those of you who have followed along on the journey, your comments and support have made it possible and all the more worth while. Thank you!

And as before here is the month in review, as well as the year in review.



33 comments:

ameros said...

great landscapes... i love your artworks.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Ameros!.....glad you could stop by. Have a great New Year!

laureline said...

Yay!!!! You did it!! What a marvelous accomplishment, Jared. I hope there's lots of champagne in your future tonight!

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Laureline!!!.....I'm glad I was able to share part of my journey with you. Yes indeed, more than one reason to celebrate. Happy New Year!

Carol H. said...

Congratulations! I have really enjoyed watching the transformation of this mountain over the course of the year, and I think you are awesome for having the dedication to do it.

I was hoping that you would animate it at the end, I look forward to seeing that, too.

Have a great new year and I hope you take a (little) rest before you start on your next big adventure!

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Carol....I'm glad you were able to tag along for the journey. Yes, it is time for a little break, but hopefully 2008 will have some fun things in store.

Yellow said...

An animated year worth of views, what a fantastic idea.
I'll miss my daily view through your window. I should buy 365 sheets of printer paper and make myself a never-ending calender.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Yellow!.....glad you could tag along for the journey. I'm working on maybe getting a coffee table book printed up......I keep you updated.

I need orange said...

Congratulations on making it through! I have enjoyed watching what you have done each day.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Orange!!!....I've enjoyed all of your comments throughout the year, glad you could share a year at the mountain with me.

Walter Logeman said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful work of art. Great how so many are really one!

I look forward to the video, I had no idea that was coming.

Clive said...

Fantastic Jared. Sometime I will find the time to go through them all again...and presuming this will be here to peruse for awhile to come. Best for new endevours in the new year.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Walter and Clive!....Glad to have you guys stop by. Also yes, the project will stay up for as long as they let me.

Daniel Ted said...

Awesome

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Daniel!!

Cat Scott said...

amazing work. I can't believe you stuck with it for the whole year. You will never look at those mountains the same again :) Can't wait for the movie!

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Cat!.....glad you could share in the process with me throughout the year. Even at times now, the mountain still beckons me to come and paint it.

Erik Bongers said...

If Cezanne was alive today, this would be his favorite blog.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Eric!!....That would be extremely cool to have Cezanne stop by and leave comments. What would be even cooler though would be to check out his blog.

Austin Maloney said...

Wow this is such a cool concept. I love it.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Austin!!...appreciate it.

Gulzar said...

WOOOOOWAAAHHHH! AMAZING STUFFS HERE BRO AND IN THE OTHER LINKS AS WELL!

really wonderful work! keep em coming...i love your mountain study!

really....
KEEP EM COMING...DONT STOP SIMPLY...

would come back for more...

n thanks for your kind words in my blog...

M.Irani said...

very good painting! :-)
be happy

M.Irani said...

tand good luck!

gloworm said...

i visited this blog nearly a year ago, maybe more, n loved what u're doig. left a comment then too :)couldnt find u again for a time.
anyway, i'm getting a strange sense of satisfaction seeing the completed form, thoughi'm seeing it a little late. congratlations, belatedly i think this truly is an amazing thing u've done.

Steve sculpts critters said...

This is cool, like Monet's giant outdoor muffins.
I was always surprised the villagers didn't show up and eat them.

Jared Shear said...

Thank you M. Irani

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Gloworm!....glad you were able to make it back and see the project in it's completion.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Steve!.....such a great series that Monet did.

That would make a great painting where people(taking the place of cows) are standing around a giant muffin eating away.

Tom Kidd said...

Let me extend 365 kudos and congratulations to you. I hope that my being nearly a year late on this doesn't diminish it. My brain lives in a strange dimension possessed of disorderly time.

Jared Shear said...

Thanks Tomm!.....and no those 365 kudos still pack the same punch, whether they be a year late or no.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

That's some project - well done!

Did you produce the animation?

Peter said...

great! would be nice to see them published in a book