Oil on Gessoboard
Today was a day for doing something different! A few weeks ago we went up to Hosmer Lake, in the Cascades not far from here and got to kayak for the first time, little dog and all! A beautiful hot day with great company including birds I'd never heard before. This painting is taken from a photo I took that evening as the reflected trees were illuminated by the setting sun. It was truly spectacular. As for this painting, after awhile I got out my palette knives when I saw how wrapped up in detail I was getting. I really enjoyed working with them!