"Rainbows, Lollipops, and..." The monsoons have arrived much to our relief. The showers are scattered, so not all of the western slope of Colorado is feeling the relief as much as we are, but every drop helps.
|Red Mountain 1 &2 from Black Bear Pass|
Reference photo I took last year
|After sketching, I laid in a light wash wet in wet for the distant ridge|
|My second wet in wet application was a light wash on the Red Mountains|
I also used some masking fluid in the foreground to save some flowers
|Next came a light wash of green and another of yellow in the foreground,|
There is also a blue/green wash on the right that will be distant trees
|Here I have added more blue/green for additional distant trees, as well as some shadow|
on the distant ridge
|Additional washes on the distant ridges, another wash of reds and oranges on the Red|
Mountains, another wash on the closer trees
This is where the painting stands currently. Hopefully the continuation will be
successful. Check in next week. :-) Thanks!