'Uplake' is currently on view at the Robert Graves Gallery Members Show through January 31st. The gallery is located on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

acrylic on canvas, 36"x24"x1" $450

Uplake view, Chelan WA

Sitting in the middle of the lake and looking up towards Stehekin is a view that continues to take my breath away. As my oars exit the water, and I turn to check my path- this view captures my senses. The narrow lake leads the eye towards the mountains which are some 40 miles up lake. Lake Chelan is a recreational mecca. Who knows of the adventures that could be found up there; fishing, hiking, boating? This day, the water was flat as glass and the sky so very blue- The white clouds push down from above. I often check this vantage point for a repeat, it's always good, but this day was exceptional.

middle stages: where I decided to focus on the clouds

Darkening the mountain range allows the clouds to 'pop'