Symmetry in Nature

There is a natural phenomena in mountain landscapes that is so amazing and beautiful that I would question the sanity of anyone that didn't stop in their tracks to feel that rare sensation of being taken aback from a delightful surprise from mother nature. Like this one...

Pine Valley Ranch Park, Colorado ©2015 Sarah Winkler

Pine Valley Ranch Park, Colorado ©2015 Sarah Winkler

I get most of my painting inspiration by hiking into, photographing and observing these rare moments in a landscape - which changes mood, color, shape, shadow and texture hourly. Being in the right place at the right time to absorb an amazing spectacle like this - an almost perfect symmetrical reflection in a mountain lake - takes a bit of planning and a lot of luck.

This photograph may turn into a drawing and a collage sketch at some point and if, interesting enough, may be painted into a large,  highly stylized version of the original. But for now, its being shelved in the archives of my Lightroom folder.