Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mount Baker Ski Area - on site

I was thinking painting at Nooksack Falls this morning but I realized there is almost no space to set an easel and most of the falls were in shadow in the morning. So instead I kept assending along 542 and passed the base of Mount Baker Ski Area, where Mt. Shuksan is overwhelmingly occupying the scene.
I looked away from Mt. Shuksan and looked toward Mt. Baker's direction (SW) and painted Table Mountain.
Since my onsite paintings tend to be darker, I kept thinking making shadows lighter, which worked for the mountain, but made a mistake and lost value contrast in mid-foreground, which I needed to make shadow much darker.
The bright side was the cloud in the background is almost exactly what I wanted it to be.

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