Painting #1 11 x 14 inches – remembered landscape – based on Bullards Bar Reservoir
Yes we made it back home from Lassen Volcanic National Park here in Northern California. We had a safe trip and had the best time. I found Lassen to be one of my favorite places to visit, we were never pushed by crowds and the traffic was minimal. As much as I love Yosemite I prefer avoiding it because of the horrendous crowds. Lassen is laid back in comparison.
The above painting took a side avenue and I am alright when a painting makes it’s own way.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Painting #2 11 x 14 inches based on Lassen
I will use a reference photo for a painting but I expect them to come alive with a little abstraction. I think that if I want to depict an area realistically, I might as well show the photo and forget trying to paint the scene.
Painting #3 11 x 14 inches – looking out towards Manzanita Lake at Lassen
So fun painting this one! There is more atmospheric blue (Managese Blue) in the background and throughout that doesn’t show up in this photo. We camped at Manzanita Lake and we hiked it everyday.
Evening light at Manzanita Lake – photo
Painting #4 11 x 14 inches – mist over the mountain
There are several mountain formations at Lassen and this is one of them. I have yet to figure it out.
Painting #5 11 x 14 inches – Bullards Bar Reservoir
I really like this one. I will be posting more paintings based on Lassen, but for now I wanted to get these posted.
I was terrible at writing about my process, if you have any questions, ask away. Until next time, enjoy!