Sunset on Maple View Lane

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 lightly drew in the simple shapes.

 I used dark, neutralized washes for the loose watercolor underpainting.

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 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.

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!

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!