Mt Rainer - Evening
(Granbury, TX, USA)
Mt Rainer Watercolor 1/1/08
I've posted the same view, daytime done in Acrylics, on the site as well for comments. This one is in my favorite medium - watercolor.
My son loves Mt. Rainer, WA and he is being transferred in February to Northern Calif. He asked for this painting to remind him of his goal to hike to the summit next year. I've been working on it since August when I saw the mountain myself while visiting and it has captured my imagination and my paint brushes since then!
I really like the softness that the watercolor allowed. It's early evening and the softness on the snow is right on. I like the way the trees darken more on the right hand side...showing light from the left. I have a bit of the mountain peak in the water - would really like more when I do the final version.
This is on 140 lb cold press paper. It's about 6x9. I've painted for my pleasure and family gifts for several years but have decided I want to grow and improve and the only way to do that right now - is post and ask for comments and suggestions.
Thank you for looking - Happy Painting!