12x16, soft pastel
Back to my boat theme. With this piece, I had to do quite a bit by memory. Two years ago I painted a smaller version of this scene en plein air. But, I made a rooky plein air mistake and didn't take a photograph of the scene before leaving the lake. So, I had to recall some of the details that I had missed when I painted the first piece. I was drawn to this particular scene because I loved how the sunlight from the early morning sunrise lit the tips of the kayaks casting jagged sunlight onto the waters below. It was a gorgeous September morning at Redfish Lake. One I will always remember.