I have not been there yet, but when this customer sent me their photos of the Patagonia commissioned painting subject matter, I instantly recognized them as at Fitz Roy Mountains – because they have such distinct sharp shapes. The photos, of course, made me instantly excited about the possibilities of capturing the majestic beauties of canvas.
We discussed painting colors, and the combination of warm fall hues in the foreground with white snow and bright blue skies emerged in my head, which I then worked to bring out in the painting. Photos below show the painting’s progress, from an initial sketch to the final close-ups.
And now, for the final painting round – time to ease up on the clouds and let the mountains draw all the attention:
That was so much fun to work on. Needless to say, a Patagonia hiking trip will be happening for me eventually!