This is the inspiration for the painting; a nice walk on top of Mount Washington BC.
First I did a thumb nail sketch. Once I had a drawing that I liked, I sketched it onto my canvas. My base coat is a glaze of Indian yellow.
I applied two more glaze coats of thalo blue and quin red, as I think of cool and warm areas of the painting.
Next I slowly started working on different areas of the painting, starting with the background.
Then I started on the foreground, building up the rock formation on the left.
I must admit at this stage, I usually get so excited that I often forget to take photos.
Many more hours of painting goes into this to get it to the finish line.
"Mountain Top Meadow", 24 x 24", acrylic on canvas
Part of my West Coast Series.
Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...Susan