The painting above was my first of the day and it really leveraged on Dan's demo. I am unaccustomed to seeing purple in mountains here in Arkansas. You really only see that during certain times of the day. Dan likes to isolate color using a pinhole technique and when I did that I clearly saw the purple. The pinkish purple here is what I thought I saw but it is probably weighted quite a bit too far to the red. I thought about changing it but decided to stick with what I thought was really there.
Dan challenged me with the notion of painting clouds and as I studied them, I became entranced by the idea. I really like some of the work here in this one.
Late in the afternoon, I decided to go down to the creek side and try to tackle this. I knew it would be hard but I've done scenes like this before. I only had about an hour to work and I got a decent start on the stream. I finished the rest from pictures in the studio.
Not surprisingly, I didn't produce anything the next day I feel like showing off. But I did learn a lot and hope to give portraits a try again in the near future.