Barnes Creek at Lake Crescent


Below is an image of my most recent painting, completed on May 15, 2017. This is Barnes Creek, an inlet stream to Lake Crescent in Washington State.

The day was beautiful, sometime around early afternooon. I tried to capture the reflective light quality on the water.  Below is the process that got me to the final painting.


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