I took my photo and printed it out on photo canvas. I then thread painted the black hills, and thread sketched the pines. I have now made several of these. Sometimes I just leave the sky alone, as a photo. Others I have spritzed with water, used watercolor pencils and paint brushes with water, and one I 'soaked' then sloshed the ink back and forth until it looked like a watercolor. Just sold 3 of them this weekend at a home show!