As you near Sandstone Ranch, there’s a magnificent view of tree, bench and sky. I took this picture of it a few weeks ago.
I stretched a canvas (instead of the canvas board I’ve been using lately) and got started drawing the composition.
Here’s my setup. Basically, a b&w version, with a couple of differently treated color version.
Then I started sketching with acrylic paints, using light, pastel shades for the first pass.