I designed and painted this mountain scene based upon (1) the landscaping laws I was studying in the Alexander Art Master Class and (2) an introductory painting that focused on using a limited palette: red, yellow, and blue (though I added green to the palette for this painting).
Up until this painting, everything I had done had been based upon other artists’s compositions. That’s not only necessary during when you’re just beginning, but it’s absolutely essential to the learning process; all great painters learned to paint by copying the work of master painters. But “Pastel Mountains” is an original composition — my first. It turned out far better than I anticipated. I hope you enjoy it.