I know where I’m headed with this painting now. I have heard it said to paint what you know. Although I had originally thought this would be a tropical painting, I do not know the tropics. What I do know is the Great Lakes, in specific Lake Erie. I grew up there, it’s cold there, the water is cold, the rocks on the shore are amazing, especially in winter when the ice dunes form.
So I pulled out photo’s I took on an early spring trip back home a while ago, and used them for reference. Is this going to be a specific place back home, no, but it’s starting to remind me of home.