The original painting is available. I waited until a warm fall day to visit Lake Audubon to take a walk. I brought my camera with me to take reference photos and I used them to create a series of small watercolor paintings. They were created with a similar technique, I first sketched out the scene in ink and when it dried I added washes of watercolor. The paper is Fabriano Artistico hot press which has a smooth surface that works well for drawing with and ink pen; it also allows for subtle watercolor effects.