This is an image I sketched on our hike last weekend at Ribbon Creek. I added the colour a couple of days later. What I found most interesting in this process was creating the value pattern of the scene when I did the sketch. That made the adding of colour much easier. The value pattern in this painting is quite different than the value pattern of the actual scene. I took a photo of the scene and the values are distributed much more evenly across all elements of the image. I consciously tried to create a value pattern in my sketch that emphasized my centre of interest. I know that that is the job of an artist, to take the elements of the actual scene and to arrange them into a good painting. I know that but I’m starting to not only understand it but also to use it.