Taking my morning coffee with me, I arrived by request at the shore of private property in Village Bay. It was just before 7:00 am and gorgeous light. I set up and started to work when the neighbour came down to take my photo also by request. This painting is a surprise birthday present of a much loved view. The steps to its creation are being documented. After a significant amount of time, with the light changing even too fast for me, I packed up and finished the painting in my home studio using references of my favourite light during the morning’s adventure.
Village Bay, Mayne Island, British Columbia