Touch the Clouds - Colored Pencil Drawing

"Touch the Clouds" Colored Pencil

An arching vault of powder-blue sky is reflected below on the surface of Evergreen Lake. The behemoth mountain known as Bergen Peak towers above, straining with all its might to touch the clouds.

The pyramidal-shaped summit pierces the atmosphere but the ambitious endeavor falls far short of the billowy cluster of vapor. Magically linking heaven and earth, the wispy cloud floats overhead as its transient contour traces the shape of the mountain ridge.

The solemn landscape delivers a spiritual message basking in the supernatural glow of divine light. The elements are conjured with mysterious edges that are softened by the vibrations generated from a kaleidoscope of stippled colors.

The lower foothills are arranged in a simple pattern described by descending layers of woven color that cascade down to the water’s edge. Glittering white waves are represented by milky tones that are scrubbed softly across the reservoir’s textured surface.

Superseded by a tall, dark pine, a swath of dense underbrush creates a curving overlook that anchors the lower left corner of the page. Directly opposite, the suggestion of more wilderness is blurred into the foreground, balancing the composition.

A late monsoon has transformed the summer into an unusually wet season. Persistent thunderstorms settle into the area every afternoon relieving the drought-stricken corridor, creating a fertile valley of green and blue.

The cool hues contradict the comfortably warm evenings experienced during this time of year. Although at night when it’s completely quiet, a faint whisper comes sweeping down from the big peaks betraying the cold winter that is preparing to arrive soon.


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