This is my first painting done from our trip west to Pheonix. We stopped in Lake Tahoe for a couple of days and explored as much of the lakes shores as we could. Unfortunately most of the lakes public parks had closed by the 1st of October. The only easily accessable shore to get to was Secret Harbor on the Nevada side of the lake. The others would have been an hour hike just to get down to the shore from the highway above, and we didn't have that much time to spare.
This is a real breakthrough for me as a technique. I tried to keep the brushstrokes direct and the paint thick, and the most important thing for me, I left unimportant shapes and objects, just an impression without adding details. Click on the image for a larger view.