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Friday, October 23, 2009

Autumn Creek


Yay! I finished.


I am now packing my pastels in a suitcase to go carry-on to San Diego next week. My husband is attending a meeting there and we are staying at Torrey Pines. While he is busy, I will go to the Torrey Pines State Reserve and hike the trails and set up and paint. Torrey Pines is known for the rare and twisted pine trees, sandstone bluffs that go down to the ocean beach and a marshland. You can check it out at www.torreypine.org/parks .
In the meantime before we leave, I will go back to watercolor and maybe even finish the lions!

5 comments:

Chris Tea said...

Hey! That's really nice! I can't believe you are using pastels so well. They tried to kill me once. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but anyway it didn't work out.

Carolyn said...

Thanks Chris Tea. Pastel definitely is a challenge. I can't believe this painting worked out after the way it started...

LIZ said...

This turned out great! I never would of thought....

ti-igra said...

Carolyn, while I was translating the text to the previous picture, you had to write a new message :)
So I'll write a little bit from there, a little bit here :)


I would like to express my admiration! You did an interesting, winding path on the horse! Cool!
I stared for a long time and saw drooping branches of willow in the water. Saw the rocks on the bottom of the river and the aroma of autumn leaves. Every blade of grass breathes autumn and the leaves are drawn to the last warm sunshine.
I like this grass, which is already half-withered, lost color and bent down to the water. Thank you , Carolyn! ;)

Carolyn said...

Thank you ti-igra! Your comments are always so poetic - they give new meaning to my paintings! I am happy you enjoyed exploring this painting to the depths of the stream.