|Hermosa Creek - 12x12", plein air|
pastel on brown cardstock
But, today was an absolutely beautiful day, weather-wise, so at least a hike was in order. Wayne suggested Hermosa Park, which is a river valley that is due west of the ski area, Purgatory, also known as Durango Mtn. Resort.
I remembered this very location from earlier visits, and even a photo taken in '09 before we lived here, of the red creek bank, so it was an easy choice to paint.
Beautiful cumulus clouds filled the sky, but I chose to leave them out for this painting to simplify things.