Here’s what the artist had to say about this artwork:
The photo that inspired this painting was taken by my fiancée, Sara. We love to take early morning walks right after daybreak when the rising sun turns the leaves to a fiery orange and the towpaths are relatively empty. We usually pass an empty bench or two and on this lovely fall day we stopped and sat down to enjoy the peace and quiet together. I wanted the viewer to feel that same contentment when looking at this painting.