For the most part, this one is a fig newton of my imagination. I had a reference photo, from a trip to a friend's ranch, that had the two tree clumps with a view to the distance that is somewhat similar to this in configuration. The color, however, was dull green and brown, and there was no creek winding through the pasture. I played up the carpet of spring wildflowers, invented a creek that helps get you to my focal area, and imposed a more spunky color scheme with early morning in mind. Reference is a launch pad for us to paint what we want to see.