I joined my friend Bruce Sherman of Kingston Ontario and a few of his fellow artists to go paint at a vineyard. I remember it wasn’t the best day to be “out there” as Bruce calls it. I was attempting to work in oils. I didn’t realize that oils will spot when water droplets fall on them. It was also quiet chilly. I had set up on this small bridge and painted the view on the opposite side. Little did I know the manager of the business had a connection to this place. She had taken her mother on a row boat down this creek numerous times. She bought the painting that day, still wet. This view, looking at the bridge was done in the studio after that trip. The large pine on the left is what captured my attention as its one of the shapes I enjoy painting most of all. Different trees define different geographic locations. The dark calm water presented some nice reflections to play with. The star is the little yellow tree standing by the creek alone. Its very peaceful scene for me.
This painting, done in watercolor, has been mounted on a panel, sealed, and varnished with a UV protectant. This eliminates the need for matting and glass.