Sierra Buttes and Company


painting #1 on Saunders 200# 11 x 14 inches

I have been working on a painting that I started about three years ago that requires a more detailed approach. As I like to do while painting on one painting is to start another one. The Sierra Buttes is one of my favorite subjects, so I decided to paint it again, why not? Here is my last post Making Do During a Snowstorm

I used Burnt Sienna and Fr. Ultramarine Blue on the mountain, I feel that it gives just the correct warmth and coolness. I chose not to go into much detail with the trees because the Sierra Buttes is the star, don’t you think?

I started out loosely with lots of water and getting the feeling and gist of the mountain rather than accuracy. To me that is more important.


painting #2 on Saunders 200# 11 x 14 inches


painting #3 on Arches 140# 11 x 14 inches

Both of these paintings are from my visit to the Bear Valley here in Northern California.


painting #4 on Arches 300# 11 x 14 inches

I enjoyed painting this one but feel that I would like to paint this over and work more on bringing depth and doing a better job in the foreground.

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18 thoughts on “Sierra Buttes and Company

  1. Oh Margaret – if you only knew how excited I get when i see your paintings show up in my feed. It is always such a wonderful, beautiful, surprise and great joy! Each one is so special and so perfectly you!

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  2. Lovely Margaret, the towering mountain and the dark trees and the genral looseness of it all make the 1st one my fave out of this batch….but I do also like the feel of that field bathed in sunlight!

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