Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sketchbook Journeys - Colorado: Page 7

The final page of this vacation sketchbook is probably my favorite. It brings back memories of one perfect day filled with glorious scenery, sunshine, laughter, and fun.

9" x 12"

I love, love, love this painting! The colors, the subject matter, the light and shadows. It says "Colorado" to me: aspen and pine trees, mountains, boulders, blue sky, a grassy meadow, and even a touch of wildflowers.

And one of the best moments of the whole week was captured in my sketch of the South Platte River.

Late afternoon, sitting on the banks of the river with my sketchbook on my lap, while my mother and sister chatted and watched Karli tossing stones in the water - these are the moments to remember from a vacation. That's why I make the time to stop, look, and paint.


  1. I can see why this is your favourite. It's fantastic! I also love the way you work graphically in your page layouts. The design element details are a great added touch. Wonderful work. I'll be back!

  2. Beautiful Sketchbooks Leslie! I love your color palette. The level of detail you capture in your paintings is quite amazing!


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