Places I would really like to visit – An occasional series of Watercolours. Mount Calowahcan — Mission Mountains, Montana.

Hi there,

The vast plains and mountains in the centre of the USA have always fascinated me. In my many visits to the USA I flew over many areas like this  but alas did not have much time to vist them in person.

Recently a Photographer and fellow Blogger, Mitch Zeissler, published this great photograph of Mount Calowahcan in Montana.


You really should go and see his excellent photos at his Blog  – they are always inspiring and interesting.

Mitch has kindly allowed me to “borrow” his photo as the subject of this Post, one of a series on “Places that I would really like to Visit” . Thanks Mitch!

I hope you like it, maybe I will get there one day!


Mount Calowahcan –Mission Mountains,Montana, by permission of Mitch Zeissler. Watercolour 18 inches by 7 painted on Hahnemuhle 450 matt watercolour paper.


Happy Travelling


About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog

Posted on November 29, 2016, in Paintings from our travels, USA and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I love your painting … maybe even more than Mitch’s photo … no offense to him! I did visit his website and his photos ARE lovely! Enjoyed the Thanksgiving post especially. Thanks for sharing both! I have no doubt that you will one day get to Montana! : ) On another note, a friend and I are thinking of visiting Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast of England next year. Have you been there, and would you have any advice for us? Hope you had a wonderful autumn!


    • Hi Paige
      Many thanks for the very nice comment,I do like Mitch’s photos too.
      We have been to Dorest where you are going but some time ago, you will love it.if I come up with some good suggestions from friends I will send them on
      Best regards


  2. Good day to you Brian,

    Thanks so much for your lovely blog, Dean and I always enjoy your art and your commentary. It takes us to places we have and have not been.

    Dean asked me to relay we would be interested in seeing the middle of our U.S. should you deem a visit here and wouldn’t mind traveling companions. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to gorgeous Oregon this past September and it whetted our appetite to see more of this country.

    Our Thanksgiving, my favourite holiday, was most enjoyable; we hosted 20 of our family for turkey dinner — a big, juicy 28 pounder! The house is decorated now for Christmas before we go off to Florida next week, for one week only. Are you and Yvonne celebrating in the U.K?

    We can’t wait to see you again, the anticipation is lovely.

    Our love and wishes for a great holiday to you both.

    Annette and Dean

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Hi Annette and Dean
    Thanks for such nice comments
    I will send you a separate email


  4. Hello Brian,
    While I love Mitch’s photo (I am heavily into pencil and graphite, etc these days so the black and white is very appealing at the moment) I think your painting is such a wonderful example of how colour brings a new and different energy to the same subject matter. There is a lightness and sense of freedom in your work that the photograph does not convey. It’s all about mood, I would argue. Nicely done!


  5. Hi Kathryn
    Many thanks for such nice comments
    It was an exciting scene to paint,my real thanks to Mitch for the photo,it is quite a place.
    Best regards


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