This watercolor painting was created en plein air at Martin Pond campsite in Baxter State Park while set up on the makeshift portage area. It is painting in the afternoon on an overcast day in the fall revealing the full foliage of autumn of the eastern view of Katahdin. It was painted with pure watercolor pigment and Gemini handmade watercolor paper from England. This paper yields a softening of edges while bringing out the bold color of washes in a velvety glow. Michael says,” I love this location. Most of the time I am alone when painting this spectacular scene of Katahdin over Martin Pond. More than once, almost on cue, I have seen a bull moose in rut walk out and walk around the small pond toward where I was painting. Thankfully at the last minute he turned off into the woods. Nothing will make your heart pump faster, especially if you decide to wait him out and stand your ground.