I have just spent a couple of days in the Cedarberg Mountains about 300 km north of Cape Town. I arrived lafter dark because I had to take a detour and got up just after sunrise to paint this watercolour of the mountains at the end of the valley. This is how it looked:
Here is how it looked before I put in the last strokes in the foreground:
The patterns in the sky were caused by ice-crystals forming on the page as I completed the wash which I think is quite fun. For a few seconds it really was a smooth wash. It was very cold there. The colours were freezing in my palette and making this mushy icy stuff. Till the sun came up and melted the ice which made the colours run. Stuff I had not thought about.
I have other work I did which I will put up tomorrow all going to plan. I have the family cold and right now I am going to have a hot bath and get into bed.