There you are in the High Sierra. The sun has set over a nearby ridge and the light is beginning to fail. As you put on your hat and extra layers to prepare for the night, you look to the east and see the “Belt of Venus”. The blue line, low across the sky made by the shadow of the earth rising in the sky (one of my favorite phenomena). Even though you have yet to prepare dinner are beginning to get the evening chill, you can not help it, you have to paint. You grab your sketchbook and jot the moment in a little “landscapeito”. Keeping the paining small will help you finish the watercolor before you get hypothermia or crash from hypoglycemia. Click on the first sketch to start a step-by-step slideshow.