Summer means sunshine, colour, warm days and for me - living in a cabin on a big island on a lake in Ontario, in a cottage area known as the Haliburton Highlands. When traveling to and from the cottage I take photos from the passenger seat of the car and have used some of these as the basis for many of my landscape paintings (posted elsewhere on this blog). Scrolling through my photos the other day I found one that spoke to me - and I had to answer. I really enjoyed painting this one - the separate brushstrokes of colour are quite visible in the foreground marsh area, but become more mushy in the background trees. It was a very satisfying painterly experience.