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Friday, January 28, 2011

This pastel started with a photograph taken late in the was one of those "stop the car" moments when I knew the sun was making gorgeous shadows on the snow and in the river.  Lucky for me I have a patient husband who took a nap while I snapped many photos of the area.  Back in the studio I became interested in the shadows cast by the bridge itself....can you spot yours truely?  Actually this could be any viewer putting himself right into the painting.  Can't you just smell the cold air?  Anyway, this is  8 x 8 on yellow-gold paper and is in a square, white mat sized 14 x 14.  It was on its way to a gallery in NC but missed the size of the box by a mere 2"....thus I get to enjoy it here at home a bit longer...or sell it!


  1. Love the bright colors you've got in the shadows and water here, Cindy - a perfect example that winter doesn't have to be drab or dreary!

    Where is the Watauga River, BTW?

  2. The gorgeous Watauga River runs thru northeastern N. Carolina....I usually photograph it between Boone and Banner Elk near Valle Crucis and Seven Devils. It offers great views, rocks, flyfishing spots and banks to muse upon.


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