Back in the studio after a most enjoyable break teaching watercolor....time to reaquaint myself with my pastels! This reference photo was taken a few nights ago with my phone camera. Working on Kitty Wallis Belgian mist support, I sketch the main shapes including increasing the height of the foreground.
I now realize that as usual I have made the mountains a little too tall and wide, so I carve some clouds into their shapes to make them a little shorter and narrower. My awe of the mountains creeps in to my drawings.
Though the painting is signed, I think I will live with it a few days to see it with fresh eyes a few times...but it's mostly complete. 12" x 18"