|Along Lightner Creek|
16x12 inches - pastel on Strathmore Artagain
These small streams that have the meandering edges against the snow - I just love them. Aside from the interesting abstract shape of the stream itself, I liked the balance provided by the horizontal shadows and the vertical winter trees.
This painting came together so effortlessly it was almost eerie, and it was just plain fun to paint. I realized that it's actually been a while since I've worked on the Artagain - probably almost 2 months - and it does handle better than both the cardstock and the el-cheapo construction paper (and much better than the Somerset Black Velvet!).
I've been busy-busy framing paintings for a guest artist exhibit I was invited to for the month of February. I'll post more about that later, but I did this painting specifically to go in a silver plein air frame I have, to be on display downstairs when people walk into the building. I'm hoping it will entice people to make a trip up the stairs to the gallery to see the rest of the paintings (and photos by the gallery owners)!