The autumn colors on the hills in the background are balanced by the cool water colors of the lake. I confess I made the lake a little less "muddy" than it really was. The structure on the left is a tower that has speakers mounted on the top and every hour they would play some inspirational song in bell ringing so I was getting my spirit refreshed as I was painting this piece. The structure on the right with a pagoda style roof is a stage of some sort where weddings can be held and banquets served. I thought the green was a hopeful symbol to include in this picture some sort of looking past the Autumn to a future green summer even if it was only a roof. I painted this over several weeks and had to come back more times than I care to remember, and the leaves on the yellow trees were falling off faster than I could paint them in.
Since I painted this the tower has been torn down, so this is a special piece of history that is not likely to be seen again.
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