I wanted to go up and paint the Sierra Buttes while fall is here and I am hoping that I’ll be able to paint this mountain till the road is shut down for the season. As you can see, there is a dusting of snow from our last storm. Isn’t that an amazing view? I have been up here to paint so many times that I have lost count and I have to say that this is the most beautiful that I have seen the Buttes to date. The last time I was here I spotted a Bald Eagle flying over those peaks and over Sand Pond. I took over 100 photos on this trip and I think that I captured the best photo of the Sierra Buttes in my mind.
It is a popular area for snowmobiles and skiing during the winter. I painted this spot before in pastel Sierra Buttes 9/20/13 and here, a different view Look at those Buttes! and finally in watercolor Sierra Buttes-Yes! June WC #4 .
I had wanted to include Sand Pond and the whole nine yards but I have a tendency to want to paint close-up it is so difficult for me to do large scale.
I stopped on the way back to paint one last time and this was on the North Yuba, of course, imagine that!
My Learning Points:
- Keep working it, watercolor is a long term relationship, it can only get better with experience and hard work.
- Dress Warmly especially when you expect cold weather, I did but I had to start peeling off the clothes as it warmed up.
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