My son recently made a roadtrip to Colorado with some friends. On the way, he and his buddies camped near the town of Buena Vista, in Colorado. He took some photos and gave me permission to use one as reference for this acrylic painting.
Here is a brief word about "designing" a painting from reference. As an artist, I do not copy photographs, just as I do not "copy" exactly what I see when I am painting on site. I make full use of my artistic license to rearrange, emphasize, remove etc… as I strive to produce a work of art.