Once the trees in the mountain range were all in I continue to
ing the painting forward and closer.
I added some low clouds between the mountain ranges to add some interest.
I added the gentle slope down to the water, added the trees and grasses, the cut bank, rocks, reflections in the water, etc.
I add a few highlights in the water to show a little movement and "squiggle" some of the reflected grasses, rocks, etc to help the effect.
Next I worked on the area LEFT of the bear,
inging the painting even closer. Larger trees, bushes, rocks and grasses.
Worked on the rocky ledge at the edge of the water ( I know...the original sketch showed a dead tree...told you I got taken in a different direction).
Added foreground reflections in the water, some large water grasses, and water lines at the base of the rocks.
Detailed the bear...added the large grasses in the lower left corner...and put my name on it.
So there you have it...a quick tutorial. Hope that helps some of you that had asked me about my skies and the process involved in my paintings.
Again...this is what I do. If it helps you, great! If not...it's what I do.