After dividing the paper into 5 uneven sections, we painted a graded wash -- blue to rose to yellow -- for the underpainting.
After painting the underpainting, everyone chose a reference strip for the foreground, and began painting "from the ground up".
After painting the foreground panel, everyone chose another reference strip, and painted the next panel.
Time for a lunch break . . .
After lunch, everyone moved up to the middle ground section . . .
At the end of the day, we gathered to share our creations. This is not the only way to approach painting a landscape, but it sure was fun!
Thanks, ladies -- the workshop was so much fun! This is the last workshop I will have in my home in Durango, since we will be moving in the spring. But, we weren't too sad because I already have plans to have a Durango workshop next September, at my friend Diana's house. So, I will see you all next year!