Monday, January 16, 2012

Lake Tahoe Drive-By

Today's challenge was Ken's choice! I asked him what I should paint and his first suggestion was Lake Tahoe, so here we go.

The reference is from a "drive-by" photo we snapped this summer as we, well, drove by the lake on our way to Yosemite. It was getting later in the afternoon and you can see the shadows falling on the left hillside. Many years ago we were fortunate to be able, with most of our family, to ride a small pleasure craft through these waters and right past this little island. Our captain was a kind relative of our son-in-law and we had a great day cruising and even swimming in this this beautiful (COLD!!) lake.
Lake Tahoe Drive-By, 8x10 pastel on yellow Canson

1 comment:

  1. Mark likes the tall evergreen on the left. I like the tiny grasses in the foreground. Was that the family trip when Becky took that photo that was on the National Geographic website?