Saturday, February 28, 2009

VSD for February


This is my entry for the February portion of Virtual Sketch Date. Landscapes are a challenge for me, but this photo was just stunning. It's of Lake Louise which is practically in my backyard so I felt compelled to try. Most of my problem with landscapes is how to simplify the level of detail. This photo was really good for that as it had strong shapes and blocks of color
Lake Louise is a glacier fed lake rich in minerals which give it that gorgeous turquoise color. It's always cold in the summer and freezes solid enought to skate on in the winter. It is also the place where they hold world-class ice sculpture competitions. It's such a beautiful place, truly ones of the jewels of Western Canada.
Watercolor 5x8"
Photo by Debbie Later

11 comments:

Angela said...

This is beautiful, I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I also struggle with landscapes, I start drawing all the tiny details in the foreground, and then end up with quite a mess! But you've done beautifully here! I shall try to simplify my next landscape and hopefully come up with one as good as yours, Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

Leah said...

Ooo, I love the color of the water. So peaceful!

Sherry said...

Lucky you to live near such natural beauty. I think it helps when the source material is something with which you have a natural connection. THis was a challenging image and you did a good job capturing it.

Ann said...

Lovely painting!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Great job. I love the color also.

Nancy said...

Love it, Lynn! Very soothing scene!

Debbie said...

Thanks for your comments on my photo. Your painting is gorgeous. I love the color.

Stacy said...

Lovely rich colors, especially the reflected green on the right.

Caroled said...

Love the simple shapes and the lovely washes....
Carol

kazumiwannabe said...

Oh, this is beautiful and very serene! Lovely light and colors, too, very soothing!

r garriott said...

Lovely colors, Cordelia!