For many years I’d take my canoe to Mirror Lake in the Uinta mountains of Utah. It’s elevation is 10,000 feet above sea level. I loved the smell of the pine trees and the sound of the birds chirping. I always went first thing in the morning since the fishing was best then. I caught thousands of rainbow and brook trout.
The contrast between the light sky and the dark trees gives drama to the scene. The red canoe and the person are the center point of the painting.