We drove to the top of the Cerro Colorado, and I was again faced with a massive scene to capture. This time I tried not to paint the entire crater and surrounding landscape. I think I managed to stop in time to keep the image from becoming too muddy. It was certainly a less frustrating approach and allowed for more interpretation within the lines.
My last sketch of the trip was perhaps my most ambitious as I tied to insert the gang hiking toward the crater. No matter how hard I tried to simplify the sketch, I couldn’t resist drawing the entire conical shape, but did manage to leave out enough to allow for some white paper to remain between the lines.
I started this trip hoping to capture a magnificent landscape in a few sketches, but found that the Reserve’s grandeur was a bit more challenging for me. The experience did remind me to keep looking for the essence in a place and not try to put everything into a watercolour travel sketch.