At Emigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon, the low water level has created a surreal landscape this winter. Algae color the sides of the basin, while the variations in vegetation on the surrounding hillsides attest to the microclimates that make this region unique. Using the pallet knife, I was able to capture the bold contrasts and shapes without sacrificing the natural subtleties in the landscape.

14″x18″ oil on canvas, Knife painting

$625

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art

© “Copyright” 2014 Silvia Trujillo Art