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Sanitas by PhilLewis Sanitas by PhilLewis
This is my rendition of the Mt. Sanitas Valley trail in Boulder, CO. I used to live on 4h St. in Boulder and would go hiking on this trail with my dogs every single day. The trail started two blocks from my house and I have been up there in just about every weather condition you can imagine. Through the seasons the views of this part of the mountains changes dramaticaly...they are all beautiful, but I have found Fall to be my favorite. For about two weeks towards the end of October, the trees seem to be on fire with radical hues of yellow and orange.

The Front Range is an amazing part of the country where the rolling plains meet the Rocky Mountains. I feel it is important to see where you live from a vantage point. It gives me a sense of scale to visualize just exactly where my daily life takes place. Every time I look at this piece, I am reminded of where I am in the world and of the beauty that lies in my own backyard.
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astra888leddher Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
great work!
MadameCasse-Pieds Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I really like the graphism, the colors, the psychedelic and yet peaceful atmosphere of the landscape... Some of the patterns are very peacock-like, you must have put a lot of work into this !
weird101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly Amazing B-)
Lingre0nn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
The peaceful landscape. You don't have to understand it.
Isaaclovespita Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtakingly amazing..
kachalot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
landscape after lsd ;d
unmerwe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
otter1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
this has got to be one of my favorites of yours so far. it reminds me of a modernized starry night to a degree. I love the way you use the different patterns upon patterns. its a bit crazy but very beautiful.
fluosaure Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Amazing work...very happy to discover it. very transporting "caption" too...

TheJeffAnema Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a friend of mine saw my art and showed me a picture he bought at a festival of trippy salt lake with trees just like the ones in this picture and I am going to have to assume it was also by you. Small world...but props to your style, it blew my friends' minds when they looked at it trippin.
AngerRising Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
psychedelic! great work :)
tinilla Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
just amazing
val0909 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
It's so awesome!! :thumbsup: :D
dilly Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
BAH!! PHIL LEWIS!! I do so love your extravagant, acid trip inducing pieces. I discovered your fabulous coloring book when it arrived at the bookstore that employs myself and I purchased one of your prints at the Creek Festival. Needless to say, I am most impressed with your gorgeous artwork and still recommend your book to artistically inspired big kids ^.~ cheers!!
PhilLewis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Right on. Thanks so much. It's great to hear you are diggin on the coloring book! I'm always stoked to share some of the craziness that goes on in my head... at least, with the coloring aspect of it all!!!

Thanks also for picking up prints, and your comment.

Have a great day!

slinksterdog Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
awesome :clap:
Rhia-Hawk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
i know exactly how you feel - i live in colorado too, in the mountains, and there really is nothing like looking at all the trees in fall...or in the rain - this is absolutely extraordinary!
mylifewow Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
amazing :+fav:
I wish I could draw like you :hmm:
rawPhotog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
There is such an amazing amount of detail in your art. It could hang on a wall and one could spend days and days looking at its unique elements. You're very talented.
savage213 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
i love your work, the colours the flowing contours.truely inspiring
Socratim Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i want to go there...
DrFunlaw Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Toast, and Salad! Your use of the gray scale in this landscape capsizes my hunger and devours my desire to listen to classical techno music!
Yoramen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
sweet love your gallery man. esp this. I was wondering... what size your pieces were usually. they are amazing... and I love you for making them.
PhilLewis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
why thank you. i love you too for loving them.

most of my drawings are pretty small... this one is 11x14.

thanks again.

Zaza21 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I just love it!
blackdog1994 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
that is brilliant
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Artist
jmeeter Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very awesome, it makes me feel like I am on drugs.

I just made it my desktop wallpaper. :)
squiglemonster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
The clouds are my favourite part.
M0niaLiza Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
chugglepuff Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Just amazing, the flowing shapes make it feel like everything is melting... It really sucks you in.
annasaphiree Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
This is amazing.
5neetch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
The colours are spectacular
ringtailroxy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
this is such a superb work! i watched, mesmerized, as the full-view opened s-l-o-w-l-y. (at least, slowly for cable high speed) i find my style is quite similar... i am curious how you gauge what color scheme works best? i am constantly battleing with color... grrr... it often RUINS my works... so any advice from such a guru of color & design would be most appreciated!
tueighty Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I really dig your style, great work!
ballofplasma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
lovely! the colors, oh!
dutchshun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Stunning & a most colourful composition.
Viika Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Such joy of colors and feelings and expressions, very enjoyable! :love:
thedreamofthepisces Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006

im from boulder as well :]
PhilLewis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment. are you still living in boulder? I have some framed pieces up at Foolish Craigs on Pearl St...including this Sanitas piece. If you're ever around, you should check it out...

Thanks again, have a great day.
paintedsmileplastici Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Remarkable. I want to go there so badly after seeing this piece. There's so much to take in, it's like vitamins for my brain.
...sorry...I'm drooling on my key board... gross...
Funky-Ferret Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
welll... i live relatively close, but still not very close. Too bad your neck of the woods is OH so much prettier. hrm.
lizzerds-lair Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
*sigh*. I grew up in Boulder, maybe five minutes from you on Glenwood drive. My favorite part of that trail is the cliff seat with the short pine tree right above what we used to call the "red trail" (the really steep part with the red earth) that's a wind tunnel so the breeze is always sweeping up even on hot dry Colorado days. Nostalgia...
Anyway I like the swirlyness and the way you make the lines of the landscape go down into the distance so it feels like there is the ridge on one side and Mt. Sanitas on the other. I like the side-view of the flatirons as well. But Sanitas valley isn't really that green - :) Colorado's real grass is tall and coarse and yellow!
Eyeart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
Great! Fantastic colours.
PhilLewis Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for all your comments. I checked out your work, and I really like your colors and patterns. patterns are the best, somtimes they can get away from you, take on a life of their own...which makes them more then just

I am also intrigued by your stained glass. I have always been interested in glass, but never met anyone who knew how to do it. i guess i could try and find a class somewhere, but i never really liked school, so hopefully someday i can get into it.

thanks again, talk to you later...
DragonTreasureArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh now this is something truly spectacular. Seriously.... I am totally overwhelmed. I would have though this would be too much detail and opposing pattern but it works brilliantly. :D Awesome image man :XD:
oper8or-org Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
Love that thing!
StuartR Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Hehe, I think if i went hiking through that i'd die of overstimulation! Looks truly awesome! Great piece
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