This is today's work, from Faith Valley off of hwy. 88 in California. Its really a beautiful spot that I don't go see very much. I met some ladies , one of which has a beautiful home on Blue Lakes road in Hope Valley, and we went looking for a place to spend the morning. I used a Sienna colored pastlemat , 9 x 12, and after doing a thumbnail sketch in my notebook, I drew this onto the pastlemat, and then used alcohol to wash the d/L patten down. The alcohol acted very strange on this support and I doubt I would use it again - - --still, I was able to Finnish the painting. I believe I put too much into the picture, even tho I used a viewfinder. I do plan to return and distill this a bit more. One of the other ladies had a wonderful painting - - -it was at least 16 x 20!! And on Wallis Belgium mist dry mounted onto foam core. She didn't say, but she used a chosen palette and really pulled if off wonderfully with color harmony throughout - - -giving me plenty to think about. I not only try to put everything into the painting that I see, but also try to use every color out there!! More painting en plein-air will help me thru this.