I started this little piece about a month ago...it is really the way the light was in front of our place. However, it seemed a bit garish to me. When I went back to the photo, I realized that it was really quite brilliant/color infused, so I went ahead and finished it. My main goal was to use as few brush strokes as possible...the cliffs are just dabs...and have them read as shapes from a distance. This is only a 6x8 painting...the type I generally start in the field.