Sunday, August 19, 2012

Watercolour Sketch in my Travel Sketchbook

Plein Aire Painting at over 7000 feet - 'Glacier Lake Jewel'
I strive to capture the essence of the feeling associated in being at a place at a particular time. Is it easier to attain when plein aire (on location) painting? Yes, I believe it is.
For this painting, the day was beautifully warm, I was sitting in on an alpine slope, there were bugs buzzing around, the vista was overwhelmingly beautiful (I wept at the sight of it) and the mountain goats were laying up on the glacier. Let me know if you think I captured any of that.