After a few rowing and kayak trips out on Tahoe, the inspiration has hit and it is time to start painting Tahoe. I am starting with very small, this one is 5x7, quick sketch type paintings which will then be translated onto a larger canvas. After completing this little one I have sketched the same idea onto a 48x30 canvas and will start working on that canvas today.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. The surface elevation is 6,225 ft, depth of 1645 ft. Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.
The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. My canvases focus on the crystal clear water and huge granite boulders in and around the lake's edge.