Thursday, 11 October 2012

"FULLER LAKE IN AUTUMN" AN ORIGINAL PASTEL PAINTING BY CLARE KLAUM



It was great to see everyone on Saturday for the annual picnic/paint out/meeting At Pine Grove Furnace State Park.  There were a few sprinkles of rain but not enough to prevent us from painting.  I was not able to complete this on sight so I finished it in my studio at home.  The morning was a little grey but I punched up the colours to make it brighter.  The scuba divers were such an unexpected entertainment.  We would occasionally see bubbles and once saw 2 divers about 4 ft down. I had no idea that the lake was 125ft deep so for the most part we didn't see them once they submerged.  There were about 40 divers and they said they would be under the water for about 1 hr.  Quite an interesting day. The food and fellowship at the picnic was great!

4 comments:

Julie Riker said...

I think this is my favorite of your plein air works that I have seen so far. The colors of your reflections as different from the actual trees is something you can only see by painting from life. That little bit of sky reflected in the lower corner is great. Good job Clare!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is gorgeous, Clare! But where are the scuba divers :)

Cecelia Lyden said...

Nice work--colors, composition, reflections, really nice fall painting--didn't know about the scuba divers or that the lake was that deep--learn something new every day.

Julie Riker said...

Someone told me there are bulldozers and other equipment at the bottom of that lake. It used to be an old quarry..likely for the coal to feed the furnace...and as they were digging they hit some sort of underground spring...water started coming out and the "lake" started filling up. Apparently they were able to get all the workers out but couldn't get the heavy equipment out. This must have been around the turn of the century...interesting story.