I painted this pond last winter when the trees were defoliated and the pond frozen. It was nice to return to this location to see how it looked in the spring. I liked the hint of snow capped mountains peeking through the trees. There was a yellow-bellied marmot playing peek-a-boo with me as I was painting this. I need to fuss with the tree shapes a little bit more. It was another calm and beautiful morning.
Nice one, Sharon. Decisive strokes for everything. I like the hint of structure on the snow covered mountain. I am always captivated by the jump into blue that the world takes, and this kind of image shows that off well, by trapping distant planes and forms between local foreground color. The water is also handled well. Simple and strong.
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