After finishing No. 253, I took a little break and moved to a more distant view of the same field. By backing up, I was able to get Lookout Mountain in the view and have that be a part of the scene.
The painting was done in October and the leaves were just beginning to change. The dynamics of colors on the mountain led to some very unusual color mixing in an attempt to paint what I was seeing. I’ve never tried to paint a fall mountain using aerial perspective, so that was laid down and wiped off several times. The answer to the highlight color ended up being a gray/lavender type color. It was not where I started, but ended up working.