Saturday, February 28, 2009

Virtual Sketch Date, February: Lake Louise

Lake Louise by Sydney Harper

Lake Louise
8 x 10 inches, acrylic on canvas

This month's reference for the Virtual Sketch Date was a photo of Lake Louise, Canada was provided by Debbie Later. I decided to do this month's Virtual Sketch Date in acrylic. I tried not to get too caught up in all of the details in the rock layers. If I don't watch myself, I will. I had fun with this and learned a little in the process.

I visited Lake Louise many years ago. It's absolutely beautiful. It was spring when I visited. There's a trail that goes around the lake. At that time on the shady side of the lake, there was still some ice. Some of the ice was in little needle like pieces arranged vertically. When a breeze would come through, you could hear the little ice needles tinkling as they fell over.

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4 comments:

Ramana KV said...

Came here from your flickr.. Good to know that you have visited this beautiful place..

It's a very interesting subject to paint..

Stacy said...

Sydney, you have a lovely acrylic painting here. I like how you emphasized the texture in the mountains. It gives the scene a whole different feeling.

TeresaW said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I am so glad that I continued to the end of the email list to see it. It is fascinating to me how different artists see different things in the same image. I didn't see those colours but you have worked them in to your sketch expertly.

Sydney Harper said...

Thanks everyone!

TeresaW, that's what I like most about the VSDs, seeing how everyone handles the images.