Full Palette contains the six colors (plus white and black) of the color wheel used in a myriad of mixtures, tones, and hues to arrive at a cohesive whole, including yellow leaves, orange leaves, red (pink) fallen leaves, purple water, blue sky and green vegetation.

This particular view drew me in because of the mystery created in the dark waters of the foreground and the shaded barrow from whence the water flowed. I wanted to explore the river upstream but it was unreachable at that time. So I decided to paint it.

Painting it was a challenge because of the sharp light contrasts and competing edges. The upper part of the painting is in the sunlight while the lower half is in reflected light. The sharp edges of the rocks needed to work with the soft edges of the various types of vegetation.