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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"A Blue Ridge Winter" 9x12 Pastel on Pastel Card

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I think I'm having too much fun this week playing with pastels.  I did this pastel winter scene last night while my hubby watched the football game.  

 

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I've never painted a winter scene.  Not even in oils.  I think driving back and forth to the mountains twice in the last month may have had something to do with it.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful.  I love the views, the countryside, the colors, the small town living.  

Our daughter, Sarah, will be attending Appalachian State in the spring, and we are thinking about buying a small cabin near campus for her to live, and eventually, for our son and grandson to live too if they decide they want to go to App.  It is a beautiful campus in a lovely part of Boone, North Carolina.

So tonight, I decided to tackle a 9x12 size pastel.  I pulled up on my laptop about 3 reference photos that I had taken from my recent visits to Boone, and then added my own imaginary take on the references and created my own winter scene.

 

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"A Blue Ridge Winter" 9x12 Soft Pastel on Senneilier Pastel Card

One of two winter paintings as a Christmas gift for my daughter and her husband in Arkansas.

 

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