In June of 2015 my cousin showed me a picture he had taken of a beautiful high mountain lake in the northern Cascades of Washington. I loved the colors of the tamarac trees in their fall colors against the blue sky . The colors in the reflection and the crystal clear water was also intriguing to me as well as the repeating semi circles. When I asked if I could use his image for a painting he graciously consented.
In the video below you can watch my progress through the painting.