"Deer Trail" - out walking a few days back, I always bring my cell phone to snap
shots that might turn into paintings. The day was dreary, cold, gray. But the main
thing I look for is shapes and composition - because I always change my colors up
anyway... love the sagebrush Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter - every season they have
their own shape, color, character and now that it's winter, it simplifies the landscape.
You can barely see the deer prints in the snow . . . I began with a hot underpainting
of bright pink and painted over it with darks, greens, lavendar and a light Terry Ludwig
that looks like white, but is a warm light ... 12x18" pastel on UArt.