Turtle Lake

Turtle Lake
Turtle Lake – Pastels on sanded paper – 9×12

This lake is located within the community that we live in.  It actually doesn’t have a name, as far as I know.  Out in the middle there is a small raft that turtles and the occasional alligator sun themselves. Turtle Lake seems like a good name.

The pastel painting was started with a water color underpainting.  Just using the maroon color in the land masses and a rosy pink in the sky and lake enables me to then quickly put in the middle values.  You might notice that I didn’t use any green.  Honestly, I just felt like not using green so this is probably considered a tonalist painting.

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