For sometime I've been looking for a background scene which has a vivid blue lake amidst dark trees. I finally found almost exactly what I had in mind at Jackson Meadows reservoir. Although nothing beats the majestic view of Lake Tahoe (at least around in my neck of the woods), Jackson Meadows was quite attractive.
I don't mind if the pine cone staff was interpreted as a fertility symbol; I just enjoyed the message it implied.
It is painted on Artfix extra fine quad oil primed Belgium portrait linen(L84C). Unframed.