“My home and studio are located just outside of Sedona, Arizona,” says Christine Debrosky. “As much as I love to paint the red rocks, other places sing to me as well. Not far from where I live, a large riparian area offers a change from the famous russet vistas. Situated along the banks of the Verde River, tall cottonwood and sycamore trees, dark undergrowth, and a carpet of lush grasses create a restful verdant space.
“I like to visit in the early morning or late afternoon — the golden hour. With the sun shining through the amber leaves and casting lacy patterns on the graceful fronds, the place takes on a unique kind of drama. I especially like capturing the rim lighting, and light and shadow patterns of backlit subjects. I painted AM Meadow in the early morning, just as sunlight broke through the thick growth. The dew on the grasses sparkled subtly, birds were singing, and there was a light breeze. Whenever I’m there, I’m a happy camper.”
No matter what subject lights your creative fire, you’ll find plenty to inspire you at the 3rd Annual Pastel Live August 17-19, 2023, with a Beginner’s Day on August 16.