I thoroughly enjoyed completing this 18 x 24 inch landscape. I had the opportunity to visit this site many times during this summer. I began this piece by sketching many different compositions while sitting at the banks of this lake. In the studio I used this information as well as reference photos to complete this piece. I wanted this piece to feel warm and so I primed the canvas with a mixture of bright yellow and rubine red. The image unfolded as I placed layer after layer of paint.