First Light - Barnaby River

12" x 24" acrylic on birch panel
My Dad and I were kayaking one morning around 10 years ago and this was the scene at our backs at one point. I would have missed it if he hadn't told me to look behind us. Although we saw the scene around 11 a.m., I wanted to set the painting in early morning when the fog is lifting off the water and golden light is starting to break through the shadows. Here is a time lapse of the stages of the painting...

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