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“The Highest of the High”

Welcome to the Colorado Fourteeners

Within the borders of the state of Colorado lie 54 of the highest mountains in the country. The height that separates these peaks from the thousands of other mountains is 14,000 feet above sea level. There are only four states that can boast of having a fourteener – Alaska, California, Colorado and Washington. With only 88 Fourteeners anywhere in the US, Colorado has more than 60%.

Without regard to the importance these peaks may actually have, there is an undeniable mystique which exists about this exclusive club of mountain peaks. Trying to capture this mystique is challenging but through the eyes and brush of an artist who has lived in the shadow of these peaks his entire life, we share with you a tour of Colorado’s highest peaks. Enjoy the journey.

This series includes fifty-four original oil paintings by RL Wogrin and includes peaks from eight mountain ranges. We will be featuring one of the Fourteener paintings each week here on the blog with a little information on the peak and the painting.

 

Blanca sm (cropped)

Blanca Peak  – North Face  9″ x 12″

Most of the original 30” x 40” paintings have been sold, but a few select paintings remain and prints for some of the most popular are available.

In addition Wogrin, also has small formats paintings of many of these peaks available, including Blanca Peak (shown here). Whether you’re a fan of fine art, scenery, climbing or mountain geography, check them out.

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