|9 x 12 pastel on terracotta LaCarte|
This is the first pastel painting I have done in a while! It was fun to do again after time-off with watercolor and oil paints. I painted this on a reddish-colored pastel paper, because the willows were a rich reddish and orange color in November. This location is at the top of Mt. Rose Highway in the meadows. We had some snow and it was cold enough to start freezing the edges of the wetlands. The sky was a brilliant dark blue that reflected in the water.