This is a scene I see and study every day of the year, as its right here where I am fixing dinner, or doing ranch chores. This road runs right past the old house that My significant other grew up in, his father before him, and his grandfather before that and so on. Its above the Carson Valley, on the south end and as the sun goes west, huge shadows run down the face of the Mountains - -in the summer, this can start early it seems. The light can be just wonderful - -- -then its all shadow, reaching way across the valley toward the east. Nice on summer days when its hot, but I also live in Dutch Valley, another smaller portion of the ranch, about 6 miles to the east of this location and much more Nevada-looking, and the sun goes down much slower. . This is the Southern Range (end) of the Carson-Tahoe Range of the Sierra Nevada's. I used White Wallis, 9 x 12, mounted to foam cor, and a watercolor under painting to help cover all that white and set the L/S pattern. Then finished with the pastel, trying to catch the color of the light I was seeing. I am not sure I made it, and I see things I would do differently next time. Still, I feel its close, and I love doing this, and so will again!