After a failed version, I decided to listen to my teacher and "follow my instincts". So I decided three things:
- to walk away from the photograph and remember what it felt like on the day - the heat of the day, the beautiful light, the big sky, the stand of trees, the glorious mountains.
- to use a mix of only three colours - my three favourites: ultramarine, ruby red (PV19) and vanadium yellow
- to refer back to one of my favourite books on watercolour landscapes.
Here is the result: