Making Mountains is another of Gonsalves’ most romantic paintings. Late one night, a wife sits by a stack of books, reading by a soft lamplight. Among her collection are books bearing mountainous titles: Everest. Rockies. Sierra Nevada. Her dreams of the great peaks run counter to her homestead on the plains, the only scenery a series of grain silos, farmhouses and windmills. Longing to see her smile, her husband slowly cuts away the windows’ heavy drapes, carefully revealing the shapes of snow-covered mountains in the clouds – a beautiful mountain range brightly illuminated by the midnight moon.