This is the fifth small piece I produced using Yosemite National Park as an inspiration. As with the previous four studies, I completed this in "upside-down" mode: looking at a source image upside down, and painting the imagery upside down as well. It helps me concentrate more on what the eye actually sees, rather than filling in the blanks with what the eye thinks it sees.
"Yosemite Study #5: Nevada Fall." Oil on stretched canvas, 14 x 11 inches. Completed October 2012.