Last day for this 30/30! I wanted to create something really pretty and inviting for the last post of this challenge. This is one of my favorite walks, the Left Hand Trail, about 10 minutes from my house. Enjoy and thanks for tuning in!
This is what it feels like to walk through these landscapes. The rocky, twisty trail, the constantly changing vistas. It’s never one scene, but a dynamic stroll through a path of discovery. Thanks for visiting!
Today is a beautiful, sunny 68 degree day with a whisper of spring in the air. So this painting is of the summer to come. The materials used are a combination of pigmented wax and oil stick, with a bit of alcohol ink. It began as a summer scene in the foothills and I added the snowy mountains in the background as a reminder that winter is still here. I built up several layers of pigmented wax so there is an abundance of texture in the piece.
I enjoyed making this painting and I learned some practical lessons about perspective and scale in the process. Thanks for visiting!