September 9, 2006

Moraine Lake II

Another version of the mountains at Moraine Lake in Lake Louise, this time a bit bigger (8x10) and a bit more interpretive than photorealistic. This was primarily painted with a pallette knife, which is a beter tool to create the striations in the rocks.

The water is icy cold and never gets much above a couple of degrees above freezing, even in the heat of summer. The water comes from the glaciers in the mountains above, and there is so much sediment that it is murky even at the shallow edges of the lake. The high sediment content is the reason for the strange color, which is always a beautiful teal blue-green.

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