Dog and I traveled this icy,slippery path around Lair of the Bear. I had a small box of pastels in hand and a few small pastel panels. By the time I left later that morning, my rear end was snow and mud-covered , clothes were paint-stained and muddy too. But what a great and fun morning adventure.
This piece was an acrylic done from the pastel study.
Winter Lake is a 5x7 acrylic painting on canvas panel. Colorado skies are sublime. The sky this day cast a gorgeous array of subtle colors over the partly frozen lake and permeated the surrounding snow-covered land, trees and bushes. Some scenes paint themselves!
I really like this tonal scene from the mountains. How on an overcast,snowy day all the values of the landscape close in and bundle up together, as we do, to stay warm. Or perhaps just to present a lovely , quiet scene for the landscape lovers pure, unadulterated enjoyment. But I am starting to wax poorly poetic again, so will stop writing and start painting.
Blue Streams is a small 5x7 acrylic on canvas panel study from Lair of the Bear. I am reworking a similar scene as a very large painting. This study was a re-working of the larger first attempt- changing a few shapes and structures for a better over all design.
Fruit Medley is a colorful 24x30 oil painting on stretched canvas. The visual approach in this painting was equalization, or texture and pattern. This painting was built up in layers, adding visual interest.