"The Pyramid, Pyramid Lake, Nevada" is a landscape I've been working on since last fall. It's a departure for me from watercolor, in favor of acylic. In the long run, in acrylic I could handle most of the elements in this painting much better. The pyramid is a striking feature of this landlocked lake in northwest Nevada. The water is a wonderful teal green, that starts turning cobalt blue in the fall. Huge pillow or gourd shaped mineral formations, called tufa, cover the shoreline rocks, with layers of lava above and below. In the middle distance is Anaho Island a regional wildlife refuge that is a nesting area of the American White Pelican.