This is a smaller painting done between larger works. The subject came from a particularly beautiful walk last November in the hills above Lacamas Creek in Washington. I go there often as it`s close to my family. Because I have such a weak grasp of photography, I finally took a short workshop in shooting art work the other night. In two hours I learned more than I could have imagined, including how to hold a camera. I took this picture in my studio using my new education.