I will be adding to this post as the painting develops. I decided to create a series of landscapes that are not actual places, but rather just an image in my mind.
I started with a light application of paint, sort of roughing in the scene.
Blue sky and green grass broken up by purple mountains.
In looking at the snapshot of the painting, I realized that I had pretty much put the horizon in the middle of the painting.
I try to avoid doing this as a rule.
I worked on the sky and added snowcaps to the top of the mountains. I also added a lake into the foreground on the lower right, while adding heavier clouds (this does not show up well in this photograph.) on the upper left.