This one just seemed to glow in the shadows!
And this next one is the one Thaleia just whipped out in moments. We were in the valley , but rimmed by the Carson range of the Sierra Nevadas', which are really high.
I was so amazed by how she drew this , making the mountains appear very large, as they are, and to show scale, the trees below so much smaller. A great lesson to be sure. The critique session was fun, and I went home with a lot on my mind. Did some more reading , looking and studying. I read Carlson's and Paynes' books a lot- - - -and also now the new Plein-air mag, which is wonderful. This morning, I ran out from my home and from 8:30 to 10 am, I painted this one. I believe I am very slow in learning all I want to learn! But , its a great thing to be doing. We are all so different in our response's to nature and our world. Each day I will be painting something, or at least doing the Thumbnails in my sketch book.