This is one of my latest efforts in pastel landscapes called "Pretty in Pink". It depicts a scene from Yellowstone National Park, though not the picture that national treasure usually brings to mind. Yellowstone is not all geysers and paint pots. The northeastern quadrant along Blacktail Plateau Drive between Mammoth and Tower Roosevelt is a beautiful area in August when the firepinks are in full bloom. This painting is 18"x24" and is on Wallis paper.
"Pagosa Sky" comes from a hike to Four Mile Falls just north of Pagosa Springs, CO. I liked the diagonals working in the clouds and the meadow. The painting is 18"x 24" and is on Wallis paper. Hey Mont, recognize yourself?
This small 8"x10" pastel is from a trip to Sky Valley, GA last fall. I used the reference photo in a Maggie Price workshop to experiment with underpainting. I used 4-5 different values of purple to paint in the scene getting the values correct, and then came in with the appropriate object colors. The underpainting helps lend continuity to the overall picture.