Plein Air Impressions of Lake Tahoe by Lois Loveless

July 31, 2016

Lois Loveless Lois Loveless of South Lake Tahoe has been capturing the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada in watercolor and pastels since she moved to Tahoe in 1994. Lately pastels have been her choice of medium for her plein air impressions, like Sand Harbor shown here.

A selection of Lois’s paintings will be displayed at the South Lake Tahoe Library during the entire month of November. Lois was initially inspired by her mentor Jane Hofstetter in Palo Alto, working primarily with watercolors. Later she became acquainted with pastels which brings her plein air paintings to life. Her paintings are full of color and light, and are stong in composition, as influenced by Hofstetter.

Color and contrast, as well as calm and romantic themes, play a role in her subjects.

“The more I relate to the sub­ject I’m painting, the more satis­fying the final result,” Loveless said.

To see more of her paintings and to inquire about commissioned work, please contact Lois at