Thursday, January 10, 2008

Alpine Lake

Alpine Lake
7 x 10 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
Another old reference photo. This beautiful lake is in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington. The photo was taken in late summer when the snow was gone from the visible lower mountains. It was also too late for the wild flowers, but it was still quite wonderful and peaceful. When Tom and I hit the road next summer, these are the kinds of places we will be looking for to do some pleine air painting. I think I violated some rule about reflections needing to be darker than the object being reflected, but I am pleased with this representation. I even put one of the people in it. That may be a first for me.

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