Work in progress

"The Maroon Bells"
Oil on hardboard
30" x 38"

I've been commissioned to paint The Maroon Bells in Colorado.  I painted a palette knife version of them a few weeks ago and a couple saw it on one of the daily painting web sites, and wrote to me.  We've been communicating and I began the project today.  It's a large piece, on a panel, and will be framed when it is finished.

The panel was gridded in pencil and drawn with burnt sienna.

I painted the sky with French Ultramarine blue, then added cobalt and horizon blue, similar to their photo reference.

The block-in of the middle ground vegetation is started.  Big shapes...

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