Sierra Pastels

“Nature has long been a way of experiencing the different elements inside myself, from the coast to the forest to nearby hills. I’m especially drawn to the intense color in the Sierra Nevada mountains in autumn. Over many years my need for the intensity of the element of fire has been met in the Sierras as the October leaves turn yellow and orange.” — Connie Smith Siegel

Sierra Pastels from 1990 to 2012

These recent pastels were painted on location. Click an image for a large view with description (images are not proportional to each other).