Monday, February 22, 2010

Whistler Afternoon

Whistler Afternoon - 18x36"

One more before I'm gone for another week ... Here's the first snow-covered tree painting (not quite finished). In this one you can't really see the actual tree, just the snow, but I am attempting to hone my tree-style. Of course my inspiration was spending last weekend in Whistler and this is just the first painting of these trees. I plan to do more with different colour combinations. This is quite a textured painting - I did the drawing, applied the texture medium in the shape of the trees, and painted on this once it was dry. One qualifier: I haven't quite finished the sky - it needs another layer of paint and it's a bit bright so I'll tone it down. I'll finish it next week and post a photo of the finished painting then.

Later today we are heading over to Vancouver for the week. We have a few more tickets for Olympic events: Men's Aerials and Speed Skating. Looking forward to hanging with my friends and having a great time! See you next week ...

4 comments:

Rick Nilson said...

wowser. Nice. really.

Kim said...

Lisa - this is fantastic!! I've been following your trip to the Olympics and subsequent artwork. And this one is gorgeous! You're lucky to have more tickets - aerials - wow! Have a great time.

N Valentine Studio said...

I really like this! I actually love that the sky is so bright. Whistler really got you inspired, have fun this week. Have a beer for me I wish I was there.

Lisa Riehl said...

Thanks everyone! I know I'll have fun in Vancouver, but I can't wait to get home for a longer period of time to paint some more.