John 1:9

John 1:9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

I was drawn to paint this scene for several reasons; the gold and brown tones would be a definite challenge for me since I normally use minimal earth tones in my work.  Secondly, I loved how the sun reflected light clear through the foreground of the photo and lastly, I was drawn to the peacefulness of the scene.