Pikes Peak with Wild Lavender (or Purple Mountain Majesties)

I am reminded of a few lines from one of our most beloved patriotic songs. “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain…”The song was first written as a poem titled, “”Pikes Peak,”” written in 1895 by Katharine Lee Bates, inspired by a trip she took to Colorado’s own legendary Pike’s Peak. It was published on July 4th. The rugged beauty of the sculpted mountain reflected the rugged individual spirit that typifies so many Americans.

Thus, from this, this painting was created. It serves as an homage to the freedom we have in this country to celebrate life.

“Pikes Peak with Wild Lavender (or Purple Mountain Majesties)” original oil

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