On the North-West side of Rolley Lake is an unnamed creek that flows into the lake. The north end of a long wooden boardwalk runs over the creek.Although the creek flows another 30 meters further from the location depicted in my painting before emptying into Rolley Lake, the lake is not visible through the dense underbrush. When I first discovered this creek, I was immediately struck by thebeauty of this location with its still yet running water, lush surrounding ground vegetation, and the mystique of the moss-covered branches of cedar trees. My only thought was, "When can I paint this?".
This location has an ancient, mystical feel to it, with its moss-covered tree branches, and the sound of slow moving water. One would expect to hear and see fairies playing playing among the forest foliage. At a future date, I will render a larger version of this spot, with a wider view of the surrounding area, the trees, the pool of water, the underbrush, to fully justify its beautiful and peaceful essence.
My painting was designed from the onset as a bookmarker. The final scanned image was reduced in size by 55% and then bonded onto card stock with a final size of just slightly larger than 2x7-inches. This was the last painting I created in 2020. I am looking forward to painting more natural history scenes, as there are plenty of amazing places to see within a short car drive from my location. I am looking forward to doing this throughout 2021 and beyond.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 4.0w x 14.0h-inches Surface: Illustration Board Completed: December 2020