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I love painting with pastels – the more colors the better! As such, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this. I hope you enjoy the view. ( best viewed large)

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18 × 24 pastel on Canson paper
Location: Camas Prairie, Eastern Idaho


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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    Oh Leslie…what absolutely splendid colours…love the yellow with the blues…they just sing…

  • Thank you so much Janis! I am delighted you like it! I just reloaded the picture in better light so now I am pleased. Your support means so much!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done Leslie this is so spring looking and colourfull well done tour pastels are amazing !LIZ

  • Oh, thank you Liz! What a generous thing to say! Thanks for taking a peak and the faving:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    really, really amazing

  • Thank you so much!! and thanks for adding me to your watchlist – I am flattered:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 4 years ago

    beauitiful landscape youve created, such a great variety of colour

  • Thank you Maria!! The color kept me energized with this piece for sure! Thanks for visiting:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and calm Leslie. Stunning work

  • Gosh Angela, I will take the word “stunning” any day – thank you so much!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    this is gorgeous Leslie…the colours compliment each other beautifully and the view so inviting…feel like taking a walk right into this painting :-)

  • Thank you Linda!! Walk right it and let me know how you do that!;-) Love your Autumn leaves painting Linda- wow!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Beautiful !!!

  • Thank you George!! So nice of you to say that!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    Yes it looks much better now..the glow from the sun is lovely..

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Scott!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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