Simple painting here, once the mountain is complete.
That said, this is a more complex mountain than I had ever tried before, so I practiced it maybe 15 times before attempting this painting. I felt good about it, but on the night of the painting, my focus just wasn’t as sharp as I’d hoped, and I wasn’t terribly pleased with how it had turned out. The mountain itself took me 2.5 hours. Still running at about 5 hours painting time to complete a full composition.
I also had several “life” breaks I needed to take during this one, which made keeping my creative momentum challenging. But it was a good learning experience in how I can do that and still come back to finish later.
I’m pleased with my foothills, reflections and front grassy areas (those add so much and took surprisingly little time). And I like that this one has a nice springtime feel to it, because I haven’t painted many like that.
I’m a bit disappointed in my clouds, mountain, and trees. I enjoyed the colors in this one though, and really like the idea of this type of steep mountain. Give it a try!