This painting (24″ X 48″ acrylic on panel) is one of those paintings I do when I want to get into the challenges of depicting the natural world and it’s multiple manifestations. It’s all about creating an environment that due to the minutely realistic textures, lights, shades and colors one is unconsciously tempted to continue gazing and perhaps… something will move, hide or appear as so often happens in true natural settings. It is this sort of “natural magic” that I am after when doing this kind of scene.