The Swan River flows into Bigfork Bay which is in the northeast corner of Flathead Lake. Before it hits the rapids called "The Wild Mile," it is mostly a tranquil river flowing lazily through farmland in the summer time. Winter is another story completely.
I was inspired to paint the colorful reflections in this section of the Swan River from the deck of "The Nest." It was a fairly warm spring day and we plein air painters took advantage of it.
A Tranquil Moment, 9" x 12", Pastel on archival board, $450 framed.
This is the Lewis and Clark River on a very damp late Fall day. The autumn tones against the blue gray mist was striking!
12" x 9"; Pastel on archival board. $325 framed. To purchase, please contact Francesca Droll at email@example.com or 406-837-5776.
A group of painters got up early and headed into West Glacier. The day started fairly warm and clear and quickly got cold and inclement. I did a study on site, capturing the nuances of light and color on the mountain and in the reflections in the stream. I painted this larger piece in the studio using the study as my guide. McDonald Creek looking south, Glacier National Park.
16" x 20", Pastel on archival paper. $795 framed. To purchase, please contact ARTfusion Gallery in Bigfork, MT at 406-837-3526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.