Returning to the high country winter-themed paintings...
12x12 inches - pastel on black cardstock
© 2012, S.Johnson
I was really drawn to the abstract shape the creek forms. A few grasses here and there, some trees and the smooth, undulating lines of the snow covering the land - all very cool. I also like the exposed rocks at the edge of the creek with their little "snow biscuits", as I call them. I had to adjust them so they didn't look like Sno Balls© , which is not a good look for any self-respecting winter landscape.
Aside from the fact that some of the "white" pastels (which I think are Senns...very soft) had issues adhering to the paper, this painting came together quickly. Those are fun times in the studio.
Speaking of snowshoeing - here are a few photos taken from our Dec 30 trip to Spud Lake. Fellow pastelist and PAP4C member Jan and her husband are avid snowshoers and she told me about this trail which is sort of hidden:
|Along the trail|
|Winter grass still life|
|Aspen leaf with snowmelt drops|
|Pano shot of Spud Lake and the West Needles|