This view is right across the street from my home - I am so lucky to live here in sunny Sequim, WA!
I lightly drew in the simple shapes.
I used dark, neutralized washes for the loose watercolor underpainting.
I began stroking mid and light value pastels over the watercolor. My goal was to make each area rich in colors.
I added more mid and light values to further define the scene.
At last I "turned on the lights" when I added the lightest values and the small details. After this photo was taken I adjusted some of the shapes in the mountains and toned down the foreground on the left. My collector was very happy with the painting and has comissioned another!