New Art Inspired by the Mountains

You may have noticed that I’ve been taking an unofficial break from regular blogging. It’s just one of those times for me when I need to ponder what I’m doing. Luckily, this slowdown in blogging has not meant a slowdown in art making! I’ve been drawing and drawing and drawing some more as I’ve been working on some different illustration projects, and I’ve been doing some painting too . . .

I was playing around with some triangles and watercolors one day, and I stumbled upon a mountainesque scene. As often happens, I had no intention to draw mountains and lakes, but then they happened. It is not completely surprising—I’ve been on some amazing mountain hikes lately and I was very happy to find this nature scene on my paper.

“Long Lake,” 5 x 7 inches, pen and watercolor, prints available in my shop

My husband and I went for an overnight backpacking trip up into the high mountains last weekend and we camped just next to a beautiful mountain lake with a cirque of mountains just beyond. It was spectacular! Once I found the first mountain painting/drawing, I knew I had to make a Cirque, and so it is:

“Cirque,” 5 x 7 inches, pen and watercolor, prints available in my shop

I have a deep love for water, and a special fondness for wild mountain lakes. I love to sit on a sunny rock and watch the water glistening and listen to the wind blowing. This Big Lake below is one from my dreams—I would like to find a perch nearby and watch the shifting waters.

“The Big Lake,” 5 x 7 inches, pen and watercolor, prints available in my shop

I hope you’re having a wonder-filled first days of September! I’m so excited for my first fall in Boulder {fall being my favorite season and now living in an area full of wild places to appreciate it}. Thanks for visiting and seeing what I’m up to! I hope you are so well!

3 Responses to “New Art Inspired by the Mountains”


  1. 1 Kerri September 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Your beautiful striped water reminds me of feathers x

  2. 2 geoffpope September 6, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Your cozy family of pointing peaks reminds me of the Olympics, especially on this sensationally blue-sky day in Seattle.

  3. 3 erasmith September 27, 2011 at 2:54 am

    I love these (and all of the new watercolor drawings you’re doing!). I also love the letterpress experiments and am so honored to have one (I think? Tweet?)


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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