This little painting started as a demo in my recent workshop in Telluride. It will soon be headed to its new home in MA! Click for larger view.
8 x 12
Here is the reference material I used. The drawing is one of several studies I did of the small blue spruce that seemed to be everywhere. The pen and ink drawing (dip pen, sepia ink and wash) was done on location. The stream was actually about 10 feet to the right…but I moved it.
I started the painting during the workshop to demonstrate the technique I use in my underpaintings. It was completed later after I got home from my reference drawings and memory.