Overwhelmed in December as usual and now ready to get to work. Here's a painting that I started before Christmas and finished a few days ago.
9 1/2 x 6 watercolor
These are mountain hemlocks near where I live at about 3000 ft elevation where I've backpacked to and camped in the past.... a grueling trek that I don't think I have the strength for anymore, though when I look at the photos from there and look at the mountain from here, I think maybe one more time.
After finishing the painting, I remembered this sketch done on location in 96 and found it. It has a vitality that the one I just did and spent hours on doesn't have.... don't know why though. I guess I'd better try again with this sketch as reference along with the photo I used.