Using some family holiday photographs for reference, I painted Mount Hood (vaguely based on it) for my father’s birthday present. I used gouache and a stencil made from paper which gave interesting gloopy results, especially each time it was reused. Here are the final results below, in the order they were made. A close up, below: a wet wash underneath created these wonderful splodges. This is the painting I chose to give to my dad. At this point, the stencil began to disintegrate.