Friday, October 19, 2007

Winter Squall, Sierra Buttes, 9 x 12 inches, pastel. available.
This painting was done mostly onsite at Sardine Lake in the Gold Lakes Basin north of Truckee. Below, you can see the painting as it was before I tidied it up a little. The original sketch was soaked by snow melting off of the lodgepole pines I was sitting under as I painted. I took a look at it in the studio and tightened up the shapes a little. I kind of like the result--it captures the dusting of snow the high country was getting that day.

Winter Squall, Sierra Buttes, 9 x 12 inches, pastel, before finishing.

1 comment:

Mike and Joanna said...

I know what it's like to be caught in the weather while painting and drawing. I think you made the best of the time available by working in pastels. Your subject matter caught my eye. The Buttes seem to be a never ending series of contrasts and value studies. I really like your painting. I bookmarked your blog a while back and just randomly came back to it but I can really see now why I originally saved it. I like what you are doing. That sliced avocado looks so real. Buttery paint describes it perfectly. Keep up the good wwork!