This lake piece was begun right after I clicked the "publish button" late yesterday afternoon. I couldn't wait any longer to try the printed side of that overdyed and discharged upholstery fabric for a sky.
This piece ended up with a lot of oil stick pastel work. I have no idea what prompted me to give it the red horizon ... other than a "whisper" from the lake itself. I don't know what I was thinking when those beach fabrics were selected. A whole lot of blending was needed there. However, without those strong contrasts it would not have ended up with the dramatic lighting that realistically would be the result of that kind of sky.
This particular lake spoke to a friend that came to lunch today. It's now in her house. She, too, was a friend of Gayles. Having this piece with the sky fabric altered by Gayle's hand is meaningful to her.