In the last week of September, we had a fabulous 4 day stay at a resort off lake Chelan in the town of Manson. We had stunning views, sunny weather, and no breeze. It was ideal for painting. Kate and I brought along our watercolors and sat on the back porch and painted each day.
First I layered on different washes of ochre, green gold, and blues.Then I went in to try and detail the vegetation, roads, houses, etc.
View from the back porch
I made a series of small paintings on blocks of wood. I used a watercolor ground on the wood so that the watercolor could stick. These are the same views repeated over the course of several days.