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Crystal Crag -Mammoth Lakes California Snow Sierra Landscape Painting

December 23rd, 2009

Crystal Crag (view from Lake Mary)
Mammoth Lakes, California
5 x 7″
acrylic

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The first snow at Mammoth Lakes, California, dusted the Crystal Crag formation overlooking Lake Mary. More storms would follow creating tall drifts contrasting vividly with the blue of the water. This seemed to be a good subject for a winter scene, although the time was truly in late fall. The late afternoon sun gave a slightly warm glow to the white snow. In nature, white is rarely, if ever, pure white. It is always picking up color from the environment, including the warm light of the sun, or cool skylight in shade.

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  1. Your whites are lovely in this. I like the last few paintings, too. I hope your Christmas and holidays are full of family, love, fun and art!

    Comment by Jo Castillo — December 24, 2009 @ 7:53 am
  2. I agree with Jo. And have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Karen.
    annie

    Comment by annie — December 25, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

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