Painted from a scene in Cornwall at Lamorna Cove, where the clear river flows down to meet the sea. A very magical spot if you catch the scene very early in the morning just as the sun is coming up. This quality of light can only be seen at certain times of the day. Dechen visited this place while making a retreat and this was part of her journey of discovery.
At this stage in Dechen's career, she was keen to prove to herself. Dechen just wanted to paint what she was seeing.