I actually went to Picton Castle to discuss exhibiting. While there I explored the gardens and discovered this beautiful tranquil little fountain and formal pond. I did a couple of sketches and designed this painting while driving home that afternoon. I normally plan out a painting and then alter the lighting, or change the focus several times during the creative process, but in this case I just sat down and painted it from start to finish in one session with fairly thick paint.
Happily the exhibition went ahead and Picton Fountain was up on the wall in the main gallery.