Les Planche des Belles Filles, France

July 11: The Tour de France ends in Les Planche des Belles Filles today.
This is a photo of the area. Original found here.
This is my version of Les Planche des Belles Filles. It took about 4 1/2 hours.
The quick sketch was easier than I thought. It gave me the hope I needed to get my paints on.
I worked on building depth by starting with the light colours and adding darker highlights…. sometimes. Sometimes it didn’t really work that way and I tried to add lighter highlights where needed.
Grass is still very foreign to me but I think this was a good attempt.
When I first painted the road it was very very dark. Luckily a few light grey layers over the top helped to bring it back.
And then it was all done.

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