Enjoying a beautiful evening on the lake as ducks traverse the golden sunset was my muse for this painting. The shoreline is accented with lapis lazuli, blue quartz, peridot, mother of pearl, and some mica for sparkle. The trees have added texture to enhance the viewers response to the woodland setting. I incorporated Lapis Lazuli as it is felt to open minds and give enlightenment. It is used to encourage self – awareness, self – confidence, self – knowledge, peace and harmony, compassion, morality, making the wearer in a good mood throughout the day. The peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. These were the feelings I wanted to bring into this painting. This is an 11×14 stretched canvas nestled in a warm silver floater frame and ready to hang.