Note: This is part of my grandmother's cottage. My grandpa built it for her on a point on Lake Huron so that she could see the sun rising and the sun setting every day. It was a magnificent place to grow up every summer.
This was a commission for a friend. It is a gift for a family that recently adopted a little girl from China. The idea was to represent each of the four seasons, with the words: "through every season may you: Imagine, Believe, Love, Laugh." The words are all on the inside edges of the painting; a hidden message.
The maple tree, a symbol of Canada was a must in this painting.