Friday, August 9, 2013

Water's Edge

The cold front was fast approaching and the sky was simply a mass of gray with the occasional sunny break. I turned to the lake shore for inspiration.

This is the view toward the south looking across Jim Day Rapids. Duck weed hugged the shoreline while out in the current the faster water was completely open. The wave action was such that one portion of the wave reflected the sky while the other reflected the dark greens of the opposite shore. Silver and soft maples grow right to the water's edge. In the spring the water is at least a couple of feet up the trunks but the trees seem to survive the month or two of drowning quite nicely. I wanted to capture the feeling of the place without painting every blade of grass. 

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