I painted this from a photo I took while at one of the most beautiful, serene places I think I have ever been. It was the Ile de la Bonaventure (or Bonadventure Island) on the east coast of Quebec, near Gaspe. There was so much to see and so much scope for imagination there I was almost overwhelmed. I remember sitting on a tuft of grass looking at the water and thinking this is heaven. I can't even describe the sense of peace I had on that tiny island.