I mentioned last week that I’m teaching a watercolor landscape painting class. I let the class choose which subject they wanted to paint and they selected the colorful sunset. Well, it seemed easy but was a little more difficult than they thought. I’ve painted that scene three times and none of them have turned out exactly the same.
So, I thought I would try to find something a little easier for the class. One of my selections is this scene from a trip we took out West several years ago. This is the Snake River in Idaho near Palisades Reservoir. Such beautiful country out there.
This is a classic landscape valley with pretty clouds and blue sky, a nice piney mountain, a river, and some trees up front leading us into the scene. I only used eight colors for this painting, three brushes, and my fade-proof ink pen. The paper is Arches, French-made of 100% cotton rag. The painting time was about two hours.
To see a step-by-step view of the process, click here or go to Artworks and scroll down to Snake River Landscape.