And since I believe this to be my best painting, I submitted it to the painting this year's Plein Air Washington art show, "Nature's Gift of Water". Unfortunately, it was not accepted into the show. It's not easy to be rejected for what you feel is your best work, but life is full of rejection, isn't it. We can only try again.
For this show, a small plein air piece was to be accompanied by a bigger work. Below was what I submitted; at 20x30, it's the largest painting I've done so far.