This is one of the new paintings in my night sky series:
Beyond, 24″x 30″ acrylic on canvas, copyright © 2014 Kathryn Beals
I like to have a personal symbol in my landscapes to lend an emotional connection to the scene. This time instead of a tent, I painted a rowboat. This is a lake in British Columbia that I used to visit with my family. One night when we were camping, I went out in the rowboat with my brother at midnight and watched the stars. It actually looked very much like this, and in moments when I need calm, I like to imagine this place.