Leaving the Prairies Behind

Rocky mountains landscape painting by Julia Lucich

24″ x 30″ ┬áPastel


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I haven’t painted many landscapes but this scene was too captivating to pass up. Added to the typical “mountain majesty”, I loved the play and drama of purples juxtaposed with gold, together with a meandering stream competing against the power of the Rockies.
In terms of technique, even some people familiar with soft pastels are unaware that they can be put to great effect, as in this painting, by using them over a thin acrylic wash on gessoed board.