As artists, not every piece is worthy of being framed and shown. This was one that I thought was good, but needed something. I put it away. Lately, I've been taking out the pastels that need to be reworked and trying for a new direction with them. This one had potential! The Hedges is a resort on Blue Mountain Lake and these boats are always resting there, waiting for visitors to use them to enjoy this spectacular lake. I will mat and frame this now.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A couple of years ago, we took our granddaughter, Ava, to this landmark in Pottersville, NY, in the Adirondack Park. Called The Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, it is a natural wonder of water, rocks formations and caves. I just finished this pastel last week from a reference photo I took on that trip. I remember how Ava loved climbing around on the rocks below these falls. I was drawn to paint it because of the composition and the strength of those huge boulders.