|Afternoon Light - 12x12"|
pastel on black cardstock
The dog park and a tiny sliver of the Animas River give it a bit of scale and context.
The first painting, done of a section of the La Plata river up the canyon of the same name, was a worthwhile effort, but didn't come together as I'd hoped. I honestly don't mind it when that happens. It was a complex scene, and with rapidly changing shadows across water, it would probably be a good studio painting.
I wasn't discouraged, but it did prompt me to set up the easel and paint this piece, which I did in less than an hour.