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.
Photo by Debbie Later