Snowies in Summer – Painting of the Snowy Range

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Snowies in Summer, Painting of the Snowy Range, Wyoming - Pastel - 18x24 © Nelia Harper
Snowies in Summer, Painting of the Snowy Range, Wyoming – Pastel – 18×24 © Nelia Harper

I’m thrilled to announce that the pastel painting, “Snowies in Summer” (18×24) has been accepted into the Colorado Pastel Society summer art show that will be held at the Denver Public Library this July 12th  – September 25th.  The opening reception will be held Sunday, July 12th from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Each summer, I spend several days exploring the mountains and fields of the Snowy Range in Med Bow Mountain National Forest on the southern border of Wyoming, near Laramie and Centennial. The mountain peak is over 13,000 feet and to circle the range is over 13 miles.  On this particular day, I hiked from Lake Marie (the far distant lake) along the ridge and finally found this spot to look out over the range and the lakes.  This particular view faces south, looking out to the Colorado mountains.  I’m always amazed by the number of wildflowers that come into bloom for such a short period of time each summer.

This particular painting of the snowy range is much larger in size than I typically paint.  It felt so freeing to work on a larger board.

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