The Mamas and the Papas may have dreamed of California on a winters day, but I dream of the cool Adirondack Mountains on a hot Texas summer day. This is a quick little watercolor painting of Lake Placid, New York. I used a vacation photograph as a reference. The perspective and composition doesn't quite work, but I do like how the lake turned out. I am trying to paint fast and loose and learn how to let watercolor be watercolor.