Oil Painting: Lily Lake

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8 by 10 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard
8 by 10 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

Here is beautiful Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, with a view of Hallett Peak. Our hiking trail led on from here to Dream Lake, and eventually to Emerald Lake at the base of that cliff. For this painting my board was tinted with an orangey red color (transparent red earth). Bits of this color show through and add a lot of warmth and life. I also find that when I have a strong color on the board I tend to use more strong, clean colors in the painting, rather than toning and graying them down too much.

Click on the painting to view it in my etsy shop.


2 thoughts on “Oil Painting: Lily Lake

    shawnthompsonart said:
    December 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I really like the colours you used in this, including the highlights of pinks on the cliffs.

      debrha responded:
      December 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks – I’ve had some landscapes come out looking cold. It’s easy to see all the blue and green in a scene, but I have a harder time seeing the warm colors. The red underpainting helped on this one.

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