I wish I were there, I can almost taste the cold clear water. I wouldn't be able to resist putting my feet in!
It was hard to resist but with the little one there we had to not as he would have been in over his head in a flash
I wish I was there
This is also beautiful, I think in fact I prefer this photo to the other one because of the blue hues in it, I can definitely see a painting there, but I don't think I would include the people.
I like this one better too, I think the color difference comes from how I had to process the other to get rid of the heavy sun flare and back lighting, I wanted to show more of the scene with the landscape than portrait format It was also about 20 minutes later than the wide view so the sun had changed, changing the color of the water...
Yeah those colours in the water are just perfect. I would shy away from the figures I think but only because I have only rarely put any in my paintings, but in looking again just now I think they really fit in this wonderful scene.
I've sent your comment on to Leasha - I'm fine with you painting my daughter, and I'm sure she'll be fine with JJ...especially since neither of their faces really show but I'll let you know what she says!
Sure that's fine either way with me given I have lots going on, but it is such a perfect reference photograph for my style of painting.
Got the OK so when ever you make the time It is you!
It's the kind of place you could sit all afternoon and it would never get old.
wow... so pretty! I love the bright blue sky
it was wonderful to see! we've been socked in with smoke from so many wild fires this summer (the Yosemite Rim fire is still burning but the recent unusual rain cleared the air, thankfully!)
it absolutely does.. beautiful