Thursday, December 6, 2012


For Alphabe - C
For This or That

This snowpatch was of a photo we made during our hike.
The mountains surrounding Big Bear Lake go up to 9000 feet
 and is about 2 1/2 hours away. Probably closest place
 to find snow around January.
It's a hike with spectacular views, not well known by tourists,
so the only ones we see are locals. 
It was too cold (for me) to really do
any serious work with pastels plein air.
In the beginning, I thought I had started too complex of a project,
keeping track of  all the shadows and twigs.
I didn't have Photoshop yet at that time,
so I couldn't blow up the details of this scene,
with many more colors than you can imagine,
like sienna, lemon yellow, orange, red, and
any thinkable nuance of blue, grey, and black.
I remember well, I worked on it every afternoon
at the same time in my living room,
when the light coming from outside was at its brightest.
After it was done, it looks deceivingly simple, doesn't it?

 PS Sorry, I didn't realize the word verification was on, I put if off now:)



  1. What a gorgeous pic. You do lovely work. Cheers!!

  2. Ordinary Words...quite a process....turned out really well♫♪

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  4. Sorry 'bout that...

    Great picture! That's the thing about paintings, isn't it? It always looks oh so simple, but in reality... far from it. I used to draw and paint, not anymore. Now the camera and photoshop or my best friends, although I do miss painting...

    This is my Alphabe- Thursday - for letter 'C' @ ImagesByCW is about Charleston

  5. This is so beautiful. You are talented with the brush and with words too.

  6. Ficou uma tela maravilhosa! Os tons pastéis me encantam. Bom fim-de-semana. Ailime

  7. Does not look simple to me - anyone who can create a lovely picture with their chosen medium as you have done has my admiration!

  8. love photoshop. Magical. And so is that pic!

  9. This is beautiful! I'd love to learn to paint some day.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  10. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I really like your style and this is one in particular.

  11. Capturing snow on canvas is soooo difficult.

    This lovely piece certainly shows your talent!

    Thank you for sharing it.



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