A pastel painting by Francesca Droll titled Glacier Goes Golden

©Francesca Droll

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 in Glacier National Park.

Glacier Goes Golden; 16″ x 20″, Pastel on archival paper. $795 framed. To purchase, please contact ArtFusion Gallery in Bigfork, MT at 406-837-3526 or You may also contact Francesca Droll at 760-550-7750 or