New painting “The Mountains Beckon”

This large painting was just completed and hung at Tumalo gallery this month.  I worked on it for an unusually long time, trying to reconcile the foreground.  The mountains and sky practically painted themselves, but the grasses and stream would not settle down!

I finally had to crop off some of the bottom of the painting, which is easy to do on a pastel.There was just too much of it.  The composition is one I’ve done several times, although each painting has its own challenges and rewards.