It is interesting to see your inspiration for this painting as I think it shows how much the artistic interpretation can differ from the reality. I think the great joy of art is to be able to bring out something different than what non artists see. I love your colours. The subtle changes in tone on the mountains works really well and the transition from them to the clouds is so beautiful. Heather this is a stunning work.
I truely love your choice of colors. I come from the Los Angeles and the Mojave desert area of the States and so the southwest colors of oranges, reds, yellows, blues, and browns are everywhere. I this one alot