Well this piece is quite different from what I normally do. But the prompt led me in quite a different direction. I have learnt alot from this painting. I really LOVE painting people's faces especially ladies but I do need to work more on my background, it was really hard not to add a person to this painting but I felt that it didn't really need one. I used water colour paints on oil paint paper, with acrylic on top and ink tense pencils. I must admit I really wanted to outline things in pen but I stopped myself as I think it would have spoilt it.
I know I could do so much better but it's my first landscape in forever and it was a good exercise for me. I also found it hard using a limited amount of colours but that was also a good exercise too as I love using lots and lots of colours. The waterfall was a challenge too.
I looked up photographs under the name Wilderness and this is one of MANY that popped up but I really liked it, it was a photo of a place called Ramona Falls, Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon. I recently watched something on the travel channel where a guy went all over America and found all these beautiful places that you don't normally hear about and this was one of them. One day I would LOVE to travel through America and see places like this!