I took the reference photo for this painting at the summit of Sleeping Giant. I used my iPhone 4 and the Telephoto Lens I have for it. I wanted to capture that sense of distance and the amazing view I had. After all of that hiking it was a nice reward. I put in all of the background details first and then put in the darker blues. The tree in the foreground was actually the last part to be added. Created in Sketchbook Pro for iPad with a Nomad Brush and Nomad Compose.