Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yosemite Valley

Tomorrow is my once a month pastel workshop in Ojai and last month I didn't make it. I was hoping to have a whole host of work to show the teacher but I've only done 3 pastel pieces since then. Two I gave away for Christmas and this one below. It's from a photo I took on a trip to Yosemite with an old boyfriend, more than a decade ago. The relationship ended a month later but I am glad I got the photo!

I love Yosemite. It's one of my favorite places in California. When you are there, you completely get why Ansel Adams spent so much time there photographing it. It's a magical place that, along with it's beauty and majesty, holds an amazing energy. It's difficult to explain, but if you can get there ... get there.

Yosemite Valley pastel on paper 12/09


"It is all very beautiful and magical here -
a quality which cannot be described.
You have to live it and breath it,
Let the sun bake it into you."
~Ansel Adams

16 comments:

erin said...

hi lucinda! love the golden glow of the pastel! and reflections! yosemite is on my bucket list for sure. i know i will fall in love with its magic! have fun at your class!
happy valentines too!
erin

PK Studios said...

Soooo..... when are you going to start selling!!!!!!?????? "JUST DO IT!"

jane said...

it´s beautiful! now i want to go! happy valentine´s day!

Cobalt Violet said...

Happy Valentines Day! And definitely put it on your list Jane and Erin! You would both love it and enjoy taking your beautiful photographs there!

PK, I know! I will showing soon in Pasadena but you need to help me set up my Etsy account! ;)

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Heather Jacks said...

Beautiful pastel work, and an amazing quote!