The Minarets ridge from the top of Mammoth Mountain, CA

Whilst I went up the mountain in the cable car, my friends were hiking the trails in the national park below. They camped at Minaret lake and saw the sunrise over the peaks.
The top of Mammoth mountain was windy and dusty with nowhere to sit and paint en plain air, so here’s another studio watercolour.

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The Minarets from the Mammoth mountain cable car

Fantastic views of this glorious range of mountains, tricky to photograph through the smeary windows, I’m hoping to capture their spirit in a watercolour painting, impossible to do en plain air, the summit is a dusty windy place with nowhere suitable for paper and paint.

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