Coming up with the elements to design my summer illustration was easier once I wrote up my description. I use these descriptions on my website in addition to my Certificates of Authenticity, which are found on the back of my artwork. I wanted to communicate a story with visuals, and so I began by creating a frame of trees that would draw the viewer back into the painting. In the background I placed the Rockies with a morning sky spreading out over the vista. The lake below displayed a calm, still feeling with relatively undisturbed reflections. I felt that the addition of wildlife with the moose drinking by the water's edge would further add a sense of peace to this tranquil scene.