'The Friends', painting

... in watercolour paint (sticks and half pans), gouache, pastels, watercolour pencils, non-photo blue pencil, and ink. The right side, with the detailed ridge with all its trees, is a deliberate contrast to the left, in which I indicate space and distance without wanting to 'fill it in'. So this picture accomplishes the objective of closely observing and recording what I actually saw, while keeping the scene open and airy and not being a slave to the masses and masses of indistinct detail. Here I picked out what I wanted to look at and what I wanted to recall. The rest is an impression that highlights the importance of the featured trees you see.