This first one is a loose study of Scout lake, most likely done while drinking a beer and having kids yelling in my ear resulting in a pretty messy foreground but it helps focus attention on the mountain.
This second one is a painting of Mt Jefferson from Russell lake, our camp was in the patch of trees in the center of the painting. I tried to capture the quality of light as sun was beginning to set in the west. A wash of raw sienna in the trees, lake and distant mountains creates a subtle glow of sunlight from the right and the scene gradually gets darker with washes of Ultra Marine blue mixed with some burnt umber and a touches of alizarin crimson and hookers green. I don't generally like sunset paintings but this one is subtle enough I think it came out pretty good.
thanks for looking.