Trees in the Fall

It snowed in Portland, Oregon today. As I was around driving, I took a couple of shots so what I’m going to paint is a little jaunt to my post office and right around the corner is a lovely little stream. I’m going to do a couple of quick mini pastel piece – nothing kind of super serious, just kind of fun.

The paper is Pastelmat (middle blue). It’s a really tough paper and although I’m not going to do an under-painting today, it handles it really well and is very versatile.

This is a very simple composition. There’s a lot of complexity to the trees but basically, the foreground shape kind of splits it in half so you’d want to get a nice gesture in it.