Here is another painting of Crater Lake finished over the holidays.
I show in a gallery at Lake Tahoe, so I do a lot of Lake Tahoe paintings, which tend to sell quite well. The colors are similar, so I have been somewhat “at home” painting Crater Lake. The blues in Crater Lake are deeper than Tahoe. Most of this is because Crater Lake is the deepest in the US, with Tahoe second deepest at about 300 feet shallower. Also, part if it, I think, is with the topography around Crater Lake, you are always looking down from a high vantage point.
I didn’t do much painting over the holidays, but managed to finish a couple paintings of Crater Lake. I did a motorcycle trip last summer through Oregon, and this is one of the studio paintings from that trip.
For the past four years, I have been keeping a weblog on my website, done entirely “by hand”. I decided to switch to a more standard, “professional” setup. This will allow my weblog to be searched by the blogging search engines, allow RSS feeds, comments, and other features I just didn’t want to do by hand.
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