I was standing on my roof to get an unobscured view of the storm clouds moving in. I took this picture and decided I wanted to attempt to paint it. Painting is something I have been working on since moving here. I feel like I've made a lot of progress in the last 3 months or so.
I drew basic outlines of what I wanted and painted in the sky. I wasn't too concerned with the sky since most would be covered. I just wanted it lighter at the bottom then at the top.
Next, I added the shape of the clouds.
Then I added some shading in the clouds.
And I continued to add shading to the clouds in different shades until I was happy with it.
Finally, I got to start working on the mountains. I did the brown first and then added the green. Then I did the background mountains.
Then it was time to add in some highlights on the mountain green and add in a little detail on the foreground.
Finish up the detail on the foreground and it's done!
The painting and the landscape that inspired it. The painting took me 2 1/2 weeks from start to finish. I am VERY happy with how it turned out!