|River Boulders and Whitewater #2 - 8.5"x11|
pastel on forest green cardstock
Saturday afternoon's painting. It continues with my fascination with the flow patterns of water over and around partially submerged boulders. This past weekend was the Animas River Days; readers may remember photos from last year's kayak rodeo during that event. The river is less than 1/4 of that flow now. I sat on the bank of the river in my stadium chair and painted this. I managed to wrap it up just as the first participants in the rafting costume contest floated by.
|Fallen Rock and Riverside Tree - 12x12"|
pastel on black cardstock
Yesterday's painting. This huge slab of fallen rock from Smelter was intriguing with its color gradations, fissures and shadows. And then, this little cottonwood growing out of one of the junctions. I finally remembered to pull out the boxes of new Senn's that I bought last month, which included a cool green that I thought would be a good addition for all the foliage I paint. Turns out, it was just perfect for river water.