Landscape 1 (Gatlinburg, 2009) This is a quick and dirty landscape I did in the evening, looking from a hotel over the Gatlinburg strip. It’s very Impressionist (fancy word meaning lacking details) in many fashions, primarily because I was dealing with fast-changing light conditions. I am really pleased with the ski lift lights and the choice I made to oversimplify the town with grays, browns (for roofs) and yellow for lights. The orange-yellow in the sky isn’t quite right, but I lost it before I was able to really capture it.
Landscape 2 (Gatlinburg, 2009) I didn’t plan on doing this landscape to start with, and it is an adaption of some of the landscape elements I found in Gatlinburg and some of the landscape elements from the Spring Canyon Park landscape I did last summer in Colorado. I added the snow on top of everything with white “watercolor” (I suspect it’s gouache) flicked off of the end of a rounded brush. the roads were actually a mistake in trying to put some tree structure in the foreground. I think it adapted pretty well, and if I hadn’t done that landscape in Spring Canyon Park I probably never would have considered that fix to my mistake. I like this one a lot better than the first one.
Landscape Library Looking North (Fort Collins, 2008) Landscape looking North of Fort Collins from the CSU Library, 2nd Floor (watercolor pencils, unwashed). 2008
Landscape near Spring Canyon park (Fort Collins, 2008) Landscape near Spring Canyon park (Pitt Brushes) 2008, Fort Collins