Title: Hill's Pattern in Crested Butte
Artist: Tracy HainesMedium: Pastel on black Canson mi Tientes mattboard
This is one of many plein air pieces I did on a trip back to Crested Butte, Colorado earlier this July. The scenes everywhere were simply show-stopping. It was the week of the wildflower festival. This year the color purple seemed to dominate over the yellow we saw in abundance last year. I loved the pattern the hills and trees made, and the hint of the stream leading the eye comfortably into the composition.