Markus Pernhart lived from 1824 – 1871. Like artists everywhere, he must have suffered from a creative block when nothing stood out as the one item to memorialize the day. His skill in pencil shading can be seen here.
That’s my day today – so many things and so hard to choose. I’m immersing myself in the beautiful quiet of this lake, the fisherman, and the high mountains surrounding the area.
There's no lake in this picture of Oregon near the Nevada border, but it has the same feeling of peace and beauty.
Someday I hope to tour Italy and perhaps I’ll run across this exact area. Meanwhile, I hope you draw inspiration if yours is wavering just a little and feel refreshed by the pastoral scene.