I paint many paintings from the Toccoa River near Blue Ridge, GA. This was done from a few plein air paintings of the location I enjoy. I wanted to paint the light striking the tree when the sun just came over the mountain. The rocks in the water were an added bonus and a bit of wildflowers just peeked out around the area near the shadow side of the tree. There is always a beautiful light show at this location, no matter the season, or the weather conditions.