There is a beaver pond just down the road from here. It is on the edge of a larger pond and in the early morning the sun hits the woods on the other side of the pond and makes the trees glow. That in turn makes the beaver pond glow. I have tried to capture this after driving back and forth past it over the years and this is what I have finally settled on. I first sketched the idea in and blocked in color areas and felt happy with what I had. Then the painting sat for several months on my wall, a very nice color sketch. I didn't want to touch it for fear of ruining the stage that I had, but I eventually began working into it and after several weeks I had completed this.