8 Sketches

This is an uncomfortable set of sketches. For me, mountains and clouds are some of the most daunting parts of landscape painting, and this was my first attempt at either of them in at least 10 years. The results are mixed. I’m happy with my progress, but I see a lot of room for improvement.

Each study took about 60 minutes. For reference, I used photographs by Noah Bradley.

Color study of mountains

Color study of mountains

Color study of clouds

Color study of mountains

Color study of clouds

Color study of mountains

Color study of mountains

Color study of clouds