Early Autumn at the Pond | Pastel | 6x6
As soon as the first hint of fall came, we couldn't wait to go camping up in Hope Valley. Hope Valley and the Carson Pass area is the closest and our favorite Sierra getaway. It did not disappoint, even tho the aspen turn wasn't as good as most years (many the leaves fell off due to drought before they could ever get some color in them). We rough camped in our RV at the edge of this pond I call the Lily Pad Pond. It was sublime painting beside it in the morning light! A seven mile hike afterwards capped the day off!
Painting notes- my first time using the new Warm Belgian Mist Wallis paper. Loved it! Put in some darks, spritzed it with ISO and it just about painted itself!