While in Creede, CO, I tried to capture the feel of a stand of blue Spruce and their shadows against a rock formation, all over an orange underpainting.
My daughter took a photo at the Arctic Circle in Iceland across beautiful water. These vague building shapes were softened by distance. I was mostly interested in creating water layers and a misty feel to the land.
This watercolor study from a trip to Colorado uses a dark underlay of deep forest shadows with tree shape lifted by brush to the aspen lights. I was most interested in variation of color among the light tones of the trees.