This was a section of trail high up in the mountains of central California - dramatic vista just around the bend! Do you feel the anticipation?
Here's the underpainting:
I also finally remembered to set up my camera on a tripod for video, and so here's my very first video 'speed-demo' that I figured out how to edit, format and upload all by myself! (Apologies for the low resolution, larger files kept giving me errors when uploading... sigh - I'll figure out this technical stuff eventually!)