I love to paint from an aerial perspective. Being a good distance above the Earth makes me feel peaceful and serene. I have a friend who is a pilot and he sent me a few photos of his travels and I thought some of them would be fun to paint. This is a flyover of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Forks Of Salmon, such a descriptive name of place. I was particularly drawn to the striations in the mountains, how they undulate and form such a mass. They were fun to describe in paint. Snow dusts the top of the ridge-lines like frosting on a cake, they seem to go on forever.