Monday, December 10, 2012
Anyway, I was glad I had a painting that was almost finished so I could stay on track with finishing a painting a week. I was cutting it a little too close this week.
This scene is in Alaska. We were on a cruise a couple of years ago and I have many photos of wonderful places that will provide reference material for paintings for a long time. Alaska is so beautiful that by the end of the week, my eyes had overdosed on 'beautiful'. The Tracy Arm, where the reference photo for this painting was taken, has many waterfalls and amazing vistas as well as wildlife. I was wishing that my camera had a better zoom so that I could get some close-ups but even without it, I got some nice pictures. The water in this area is such an lovely shade of turquoise. The glacial ice pulverizes the rock as it moves over the surface and as the ice melts, the powdered rock is suspended in the water and it reflects the light and makes the water a milky turquoise color. It looks unreal.
Tracy Arm Falls
Image size 8" x 16"