Last night, I was snooping through Cynthia Sheppard's blog and found this absolutely gorgeous environment painting. The only way I can hope to describe the sensation of looking at this painting is to say that it fills up my soul.
So today I tried to study the painting - specifically Cynthia's use of colour. My palette still isn't nearly as vibrant and alive as hers, but I feel like the attempt was more than worth it in what I was able to absorb. Hopefully I will soon be able to apply what I've learned to a fantasy landscape of my own.