I think this photo was taken in Longbeach, WA, but that may not be correct....please let me know if you recognize this view. Anyway, I loved the warm clouds and the feeling that I could see for miles.
Here is the charcoal drawing on La Carte pastel board.
A light block in of the sky and sand masses. The brightly reflective stream in the foreground will be the focal point of the painting.
Blocking in the darkest values that I see in the clouds.
Restating some of the darker warm colors in the clouds (they were too light initially)
The completed painting is 12" x 18" As always, the photograph just doesn't do it justice...I may need to re-photograph this painting in muted daylight.