Mountain Spring

For last night’s #colour_collective colour Butter a dandelion field in a mountain setting:

Mountain Sprin: digital sketch for #colour_collective made with Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq22HD
Mountain Spring: digital illustration for #colour_collective made with Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq22HD

It’s been a while since my last #colour_collective contribution as I am quite busy with painting.  But in the last two days, I felt the need to incorporate last weekend’s beautiful mountain scenery in a digital illustration.

Despite the current 32° C outside and the additional heat from my Wacom Cintiq – the urge to realise what I had in mind was stronger than the need for personal comfort.

This way — in my mind — I was able to relive the beauty of the majestic mountains that I was a witness to, last weekend.

And because everything is in full growth up high and above the valley, the theme also fits well with #growjune.

I was quite astonished to find that it’s still the beginning of spring in the mountains.

For the last couple of years, I tried to catch the spring season, but the tiny rivers across the fields and the waterfalls on each side of the valley had always already been dried up by the time I got there.

So, this time, nearing the end of June, I did not anticipate a mountain spring anymore and was pleasantly surprised.

Spring mountains are so beautiful, they take my breath away, every time.  And it’s exactly in the spring season in which they give me the feeling: I must be in paradise!

From all directions you will come across untamed riverbeds — large and small — with crisp and clear water rushing down to the valley.

There is an abundance of waterfalls and flower-filled* fields. The green of the grass and trees is so intense and juicy.

And this time, we were even lucky to have a shy fox cross our paths!

There are two nature sites that never cease to fill me with awe and reverence: the ocean and the mountains.  It’s in their presence I become present, and feel truly alive!


Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend!


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*There was much more variety of flowers than in my illustration. Maybe I will do a sequel with a more accurate mountain Spring field.

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