Monday, March 10, 2008

Trail to Pine Creek Cookhouse - 18" x 24" Pastel (WIP)

This past winter I visited Aspen Colorado; the only way to eat at the Pine Creek Cookhouse is to snowshoe, cross country ski, or take a horse drawn sleigh. The area is beautiful. Bottom image is the block in, the top image is the finish. My problem is that I sometimes lose the initial nice loose feeling and overwork things. This time was no different:(

5 comments:

Don Gray said...

Gotta say, this looks quite complete to my eye. I like the looseness and spontenaity of it, and great color.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This stopped me. Fabulous!
What do you call brush strokes in pastel? I like them.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

Thank you both...I wasn't even going to finish this one, but now I am feeling encouraged. By the way, I don't know if brush strokes in pastel have a name...

Marie Fox said...

Rhonda, This is a gorgeous painting! Lovely colors and you've depicted the weight and coldness of the snow perfectly. Love the way the colors of the river are repeated in the trees. Also a remarkable sense of depth. Beautiful!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wonderful painting here Rhonda! I think you should re-think that stuff about landscapes not being your thing, cause wow ya got it goin' on here girl!

Jeffrey