We went hiking on Mont Saint-Hilaire about a month ago, and I was struck with its iconic shape against the fields of the flat St. Lawrence floodplain. This painting was started before I went away, and finished up during the past two days. I learned quite a bit in the process. It's larger than most of the watercolors I've done lately, and that was good: it helped me splash the color on with big brushes and work more freely. The foreground was especially fun to paint. This scene would also work well as an oil painting, but I enjoyed trying to approach it using watercolor. It's also a good precursor to some of the paintings of fields and hills that I want to do from my trip to central New York.
Here are a couple of details, approximately life-size, and an earlier stage of the painting.