Sunset over Riffle Lake Pastel | 5x7
Driving through Oregon in November, we were looking for a campground to no avail when suddenly, we saw an arrow for a lakeside forested campground. A few miles down the road, we saw this wonderful sunset reflecting onto Riffle Lake. It was a moment of wonder that we stopped for and took in, in silence. A lovely way to end a perfect day on the road!
Painting Notes: Yesterday, my splurge arrived - 24 Sennelier Iriridescent colors! It has been on my wish list for over a year. I used Canson Touch again - a piece that I had rubbed in the previous painting leaving behind a dark multi-colored surface. The iridescents we're peculiar to work with - they went on beautifully on the lake surface and the dark foreground, but the paper didn't like my using them in the lights in the sky; in fact, they removed some of the previous colors I had put down. Definitely something to work with and try on different surfaces til I get it right!