An Imperial Day
8x10 - pastel on sanded paper
Another pastel break...this time to take part in the Daily Paintworks Challenge, hosted by Carol Marine. This is the debut challenge, and sure to be hugely popular (there are close to 80 entries now!). I have a thing for old vintage cars, both impeccably maintained beauties like this as well as those that have seen better days. When I was in Bisbee last winter, I was lucky to have my camera along when I saw this beautiful '57 Chevy parked on a vacant street.
It's the beautiful shine, chrome and extra details like that fancy taillight that make these cars so special. This was a good challenge in many ways - I've never drawn or painted a car before, and I found it an absolute delight - even doing some of that insane detail which I usually try to avoid. I'll definitely do more...
Some photos from our Little Molas snowshoeing trip yesterday:
As luck would have it, they were close to the highway and I had the telephoto lens on the camera, so they can be seen pretty clearly!
Grenadier Range panorama
Hwy 550 is seen, and the four visible peaks are White Dome, Peak 2, Peak 3 and Arrow Peak
This is a 5-part pano with vertical orientation of images.
The colors here resemble nacreous, or "mother-of-pearl" clouds. However, according to my reference, nacreous clouds are only seen during twilight hours. It was very windy and the sky was filled with lenticular clouds - of which nacreous are a type. What makes nacreous different than other clouds is that they are found in the stratosphere - about 2x as high as even cirrus.
Snowdon Peak panorama
View is to the south. This is a 4-part pano with horizontal orientation of images. DoubleTake panoramic software program used for both