Yesterday I finally finished painting the last details on the view of Mount Baldy painting, which is from the vantage point of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The video below shows what this painting looks like when you are standing right next to it. I especially liked how the ridges in the paint on the mountains mimicked actually ridges spotted on Mount Baldy in the distance. So it was quite exciting to create a piece of local inspired art, which is based on the view I beheld every day on my walks up in the San Bernardino Mountains. You are probably wondering how one mountain range can look so prominent from another. The reason is the Lake Arrowhead vicinity is around 5,000 feet in elevation, and Mount Baldy, which has a proper name of Mount San Antonio, is 10,064 feet. Some people do not realize we have such towering mountain ranges here in Southern California, and Mount San Gorgonio is at 11,503 feet in elevation.
I plan on painting the view of Mount Baldy, as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains. A lot of painters just like to grab their brushes and create the entire composition, but I prefer working with an outline. This view shows pilot rock right in front of Mount Baldy, and the tree laden mountains in the foreground. Next, I shall be painting in this outline sketch.