This landscape was created en plein air at Spruce Run NJ State Park located in Northern Hunterdon County, NJ. Painting outdoors in the warm seasons is thrilling. The light and the sounds of summer inspire me to go outdoors to paint. The light and shadows outdoors change in two hours time so I have to paint quickly and effectively. This work was created on a very hot and baumy summer day by the edge of the lake at Spruce Run.