Final Journey pen and wash sketch
This sketch is from a trip I did out to the mountain K2 in the Karacoram mountains. On the way in on the Baltoro Glacier there is a spot called Urducus where you come up off the glacier to camp for the night, there is nothing there but some flat spots off the ice. When you set off the next morning you walk past a sad sight, this is the sight of the graves of three Balti porters who are buried on a little promentary at the side of the track and beyound them is the vastness of the Baltoro and then the mountains. At the time we were there, there was a scattering of alpine flowers growing around the area which seemed to soften the sight, but it brings home the fact, that the mountains will ask a price at some point. I belive you can never conquer a mountain or a wilderness, they grant you the privalige of being there for a short time and we should respect that.
About the Artist
I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…View full profile