This past January I went to Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho with friends and family on a ski trip. It was a beautiful weekend and I quickly painted these two images while we were hanging out at the cabin.
Inspired by Nathan Fowkes‘ visit to Big Fish Games in Dec ’10, I started doing a few color studies out my back window. Though Nathan uses watercolors, my medium of choice for these was oil. I completed each of these studies within an hour and a half, some quicker than others. I hope to find time to continue with these. They are great ways to stay in tune with my palette and mixing colors.