This is one of my favorite paintings I have done over the years. Sadly it is probably one of my worst sellers. I didn’t really know what I was painting when I started it. It began as a watercolor wash of different shades of blue. I then sat it aside. Finally, one night it began raining and I took it outside and let the rain hit it for a few seconds. This creates a nice speckled technique. As I looked at it I realized how much it reminded me of a storm on Lake Pend Oreille. I then quickly added the mountains and the sailboat to the artwork. I love the simplicity of the painting and hopefully you will too.