People always seem to be amazed at all the different things I've learned to do, and although I've learned how to do some things from family and classes, I've learned even more from kits, books and videos. This year I decided to participate in the Holiday Paint Out that CCP Videos is hosting. I missed the first prompt, which was COMMUNITY, so I'm starting with the second prompt, which is PEACE.
In late summer, my husband and I took a trip to Olympic National Park, and traveled up Hurricane Ridge. The views are spectacular, and when we hiked along the ridge it was so peaceful, and if it is possible, a more beautiful view around every bend in the trail. So after thinking of several ways to represent peace, I decided I wanted to paint from one of the pictures I took when we were there. It is painted in pastel.
Here's the first layer:
My finished painting:
The original photograph:
Details: pastel on 9" x 12" Wallis sanded paper.