Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cougar Peak #293

4.75" x 6.75" Oil on Illustration Board

The mountain was rather lovely this evening as I started to paint. There was a blast of sun breaking through the overcast sky that lit it up the mountain as if hope was kindled, where all recollection of it had been lost to ruin. I started this painting out laying in the sunlit patches and then came in and laid in the darker values, sky etc.....which is pretty much backward from the way I usually do things, but for this I wanted to make sure and capture that light hitting the mountain before it failed.

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