Cliff Overlooking Lake with Colorful Trees, Original Pastel Landscape (2014)
Pastel drawing by Michele Fritz


  • Pastel drawing, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 30 × 54 × 0.13 in (unframed) / 24 × 48 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Michele Fritz

United States

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Crafted using the finest quality pastels (highly pigmented, low dust, lightfast) on archival 140lb paper and shipped with a super white mat ready for framing.
Signed by the artist.

Shipped in durable packing with insurance and requiring signature confirmation for delivery. The artwork will be mounted on a backboard with a white mat.

I spend a good deal of time in the Lake of the Ozarks. One of the most picturesque areas is Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Cliff Overlooking Lake is drawn from the balcony of the stone ruins of the Robert Snyder’s mansion located in this park.

In the early 1900s, the wealthy Kansas City businessman purchased 5,000 acres that included a spring-fed lake. He selected a site on the rocky summit above for his retirement home, saying, “I will fish and loaf and explore the caves of these hills, with no fear of intrusion.”

But just as imported Scottish stone masons began work on his dream, Snyder died in 1906 in one of the state’s first automobile fatalities. His sons finished the home, but it was gutted by fire in 1942. The stone skeleton of Snyder’s European-style castle sits like a rock sculpture, with a sweeping view of the Lake of the Ozarks far below.

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Archival 140lb hotpress paper, professional artists' quality soft pastels (highly pigmented, low dust, lightfast).

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