about 9x 11, pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Today I finally returned to the reservoir. Boy, had I missed it! I was amazed to see a large ice shape on the water reflecting the golden light of early morning. Here is the thought process for this plein air painting.
concept-golden light from space in trees making a golden glowing reflection on the ice. Try to capture the delicacy and ephemeral beauty of the ice's last moment of glory. It will probably be its final moment this year.
Lightest-sky to glassy reflection, darkest-shadow on reflective ice near large shape on left
Masses-almost a sideways dark hourglass-3 basic shapes
Colors- purple, blue- golden orange
I left this one bigger (and low dpi). so that if you click on it you will see the nuances.