This is something I've been working on for the past few days, inspired by some photographs taken in the Ruahine Range (New Zealand) by my longtime blog friend Robb Kloss, who loves these mountains with his whole heart and writes beautifully about his treks there on his blog, Musings from Aotearoa. I asked him if I could work with his photos and he said sure. This whole painting is too greenish-yellow, and I may go back and put an olive-ochre glaze on it, but as a further experiment in using acrylics, I learned a lot and am pleased with how it went this week.
Here's a detail, approximately actual size:
And here's an earlier stage of the painting, which makes me want to go back and try the scene in watercolors: