It is Iceland at Virtual Paintout, for the month of November.  I am just in time for the deadline. November is when I write poem a day ; poetry and writing at large swallowed my creative time everyday.

 I did the background work of choosing the location, deciding on the medium to work, a day in advance. I even made a few quick sketches to familiarise myself with the subject. I have used soft pastels on tinted paper. I have rubbed the colours with my fingers to get the tonal values. I did not fill the page because I wanted the purple tint of the paper to add its value to the painting. Since working on fine details is challenging with soft pastels, I have been expressive in my style of painting. 

Here is the google link to the location. Below you can find my painting and the screen shot of the location.


ice land