"On the Road to Pikes Peak", ca. 1940 | 22.5”x31” - watercolor on paper
Fredenthal's watercolor of the road to Pikes Peak, a prominent mountain near Colorado Springs, conveys a lightness of tone in regarding an often painted, easily recognized Colorado landscape. By placing the road on the left, Fredenthal leads the viewer on a journey to the peak, instead of concentrating on the majesty of the singular mountain. His choice of light colors for the clouds, peak, and valley contribute to the spontaneous feel of the painting.