I started this picture last year but left off to work on my portraits, so it sat as an underpainting for a few months. I’ve learned a lot from my portraits – one of the things is that when i do landscapes, for me they need to be more about interesting brushwork and more impressionistic. Less flat and detailed. So i jumped back into this one with that in mind and it all came together so fast. I am fond of it – and a friend questioned another of my works he liked so i showed him this and he said ‘I’m having that.’ WOOO!