Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Pyramid Lake painting

landscape oil painting by Steve Ellison - artist in Reno, Nevada
I painted this scene of Pyramid Lake last year - 8x10 - oil on wood panel.  I wanted to give the impression of the wide open skies that we have here in Nevada.  I've visited this site several times throughout the years - even took a couple of families out there for their family portraits!  John C. Fremont was perhaps the first non-native to see the lake (a stray mountain man could have beaten him to it), and he named it Pyramid Lake, for obvious reasons.

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