Most of the time, I'm trying to get more simplified and abstract in my painting and printmaking, but sometimes it's fun to simply paint what's there. Plus, it's easier, not so much thinking and agonizing about what to leave out. This little (about 5" x 8") watercolor was one of those times. It was painted from a photo I took near Salmon River in Nova Scotia. It made a pretty good greeting card; printed on to rough paper, it looked close to a "real" watercolor.