I have taken many photographs of Lake Kaniere over the years, but I had two major objectives in painting this work. The first was for it to look like a painting. Funny as this sounds, people constantly ask if my paintings are photos, so I really wanted this painting to look like painted.
My second goal was to paint some water.
I have included a slideshow of the Photoshop layers. This is not exactly the order in which it was painted, but it's a good approximation.