Oil on canvas board 12" x 9" (30 x 23 cm)
Catfish Lake, created in the the 1700s by an earthquake, sits in a bowl shaped depression in the Redwood Forest of northern California. Except for mid-day overhead sunlight, it is deeply shaded by giant trees that make the clear water look black. The spectacular variety of green colors would make even the Irish envious! Beautiful and idyllic, little islands of lush growth are scattered between waterlilies, water iris, and cattails.