I was inspired to paint AFTER THE RAIN after visiting with a friend who live in Australia and going through a few of her photos. This painting is of an actual place in Australia called, Lysterfield Reservoir. The area fascinated me and moved me to capture the moment in a painting. I fell in love with the lush foliage and the quiet dampness of the day. The way the evening sunset gently lights the grass in the middle-ground, casting a gentle shadow on the trees made me wonder if it had just finished raining, thus the title, After the Rain.