PAAC Paint out at Dawson's Butte. I decided to try a different approach today, and use only dabs of color on the entire painting. I started with a dry toned canvas, and lightly sketched the scene with gray pastel pencil. Then I mixed four piles of paint for the general colors - dark mountain, light mountain, trees, and sky. I compared the value and tone on the palette before painting. I painted spots of the four colors, then mixed and added more different tones as needed. This painting went very fast, and I love the thick juicy dabs of paint.