I was glad everyone agreed with my idea of cropping the Mt. Hood piece. I was almost certain that was what I wanted to do, but it is always good to get a reality check before whacking off a big slice of the work!
I have decided I really need to photograph all my work and look at it on my monitor as I work on it. I notice things there that I don't see when I am looking at the real thing. For instance, I noticed that the horizon line was tilted in an odd way, so that has been remedied since yesterday, with an additional slice of landscape added. One more small change I made was to lighten the sky just along the horizon line. It is not a lot, but adds some dimension to the sky.
Here it is trimmed and layered, ready to start the quilting process.
Here's a closeup, to show the color and detail a little better.
And finally, I started quilting the background. I really like what the quilting is doing. I think it is going to add a lot.
Thanks for reading. Your comments are always appreciated!