Thanks Lise. This painting is so unusual because I didn’t choose to put in the sky. Instead I just wanted the dark blue of the mountain to run to the edge of the frame. I thought the whole scene would appear more intimate if I did that. I hoped the blue mountain wouldn’t be mistaken for sky, and was semi-successful. This is a place I walk often. I go up those pictured hills, rather than walk by the view. But I did this painting at this spot one afternoon with my friend Melinda. Often I take a picture so I can work on the painting at home. And I even found this reference shot so you can see what I was working from. I still like this painting. Thanks for sharing, Lise.