|this is how it started|
The Gallatin River is beautiful all year! In the winter there's snow and ice along the cliffs and on rocks in the water, and red berried shrubs on the banks. I stopped to take a photo at many of the pull outs on the road between Bozeman and Big Sky and I think they'll be a fine place to paint plein air (if it's not too cold!) next month and maybe do some larger paintings on site and in my Montana studio.
|this is the next stage of the painting|
Update -- this is the next stage of the painting. I felt like the color needed to be adjusted and both made the rocks bluer and the water less green. Although each section of the painting seems more satisfying to me, the water and rocks just aren't relating to one another properly yet. More work on this to come.