Another painting of Clear Creek as it runs through Golden, CO. In the winter, the scene is one of quiet solitude. In the summer, on the other hand, the river is alive with tubers, kayackers, and folks enjoying the rushing water.
The reference photo I shot for this scene was taken in the afternoon, so I had to "imagine" what the scene would be like at dawn. As you can see, I simplified and rearranged some of the elements in the photo to get a good composition. That is one advantage that artists have over photographers. Artists can IMPROVE on Mother Nature!
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