"Medicine Lake" Improved

I worked on the "Medicine Lake" painting today. There is a lot going on here - the sky, the mountains, the water, the flowers. The flowers in the front are bright red Indian Paintbrush - they were everywhere in the mountains. Such a harsh climate yet if you are looking closely - there are so many colours in the nature. 

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Painting these magnificent mountain lakes is a joy and a source of frustration. This is the first painting I completed in my mountain series. I have taken countless reference photos this summer and made sketches of many different scenes. I use my reference photos as a composition builder, and often use several photos plus my imagination to arrive at the final painting.