When my grandson was about ten, we hiked up to this waterfall. Actually, there was a trail leading to three waterfalls, off the Sacandaga River, in the Adirondacks of New York. The photos I took of that day are in my files for potential paintings. I've used them many times, keying in on the banks along this river. I have one painting with my grandson swimming in the scene and another painting I did of the rocks along this shore has won a few awards. I keep coming back to the photos and this special spot for many paintings. This time I came in close for a painting of the waterfalls themselves. There's something about rocks, waterfalls, and the light that hits them under a canopy of trees that is so beautiful to me.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Finally! A week ago we had a nice, sunny day!! My neighbor and I drove down to our Lake Snow and painted for about an hour and a half. It was so quiet and peaceful, AND very little bugs. Anyone who knows the Adirondacks, knows that this time of year the black flies can surround you and drive you nuts - also the deer flies.....but not that day. It's always a good day when I get out to paint!
A couple of years ago, we were bored and decided to driving to Lake Placid, from Indian Lake. If anyone knows the area, it's a good one and a half hour drive along lakes, wilderness, and small towns. We drove past Tupper Lake and this scene. How could I not take lots of photos, with the intention of painting it? Well, two years later, and in anticipation of giving a pastel workshop next week, I finally took the time and effort to paint it. I did a basic value study, laid in the color, did a mineral spirit wash, and then the final pastel details. I intend to use this method next week in my demo for the workshop. Hopefully, it'll be fun for the students to try this method.
9x12 - $175.00
9x12 - $175.00