Cultus Lake Light 12x16

"Cultus Lake Light" 12x16" Pastel on sanded paper

I've been gone for a while on vacation...having fun. My family and I took a week long trip to the Central Oregon area and stayed in a cabin just outside of LaPine, Oregon....close to the Cascade Lakes Highway. This part of the nation offers some truly spectacular mountain views, lava caves, fishing, scenic lakes, white water rafting, hiking, and just pure air! One of our day trips was spent at Cultus Lake and while the kids fished and swam in the water, I painted my heart out! I've painted this lake before and this time I had a viewpoint of the marina with the boats at rest. And...add a Carona beer besides my pochade box along with my painting buddy Gretha, (who met up with us for a day) and you could say I was in heaven!

If you haven't guessed by now...I'm the one sitting. No, I'm not a beer drinker, but the heat of the day only gave me more of that funny feeling than usual. Hence the BIG smile! I guess I'm a lightweight.


Blogger Donna T said...

Beautiful painting Brenda! You deserved that Corona (my favorite -I'm a lightweight too.) I hope there was a wedge of lime in it!

8/27/09, 2:14 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

A LIME! Now why didn't I think of that!

8/27/09, 2:20 PM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

wow...that is such a pretty painting...especially the bright sunlight on the water. Just right. Amaaazzzing

8/31/09, 4:41 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Hey thanks, Celeste. If you ever get the chance to see it IRL, the sparkles are pink and bright orange! Yummy!

8/31/09, 4:47 PM  
Blogger loriann signori said...

Beautiful use of color Brenda!!!!!
Looks like you really know how to do a vacation!
You are so right about the underpaintings needing warmth...strange that it can't go the other way.

9/8/09, 6:28 PM  

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