More than any other painting people are mystified as to what view of Mt. Tamalpais this is. The reason it is so tricky is because the road you see in the foreground is the 101. I simplified the road so that the view of 101 wouldn’t be distracting. I like the way the road brings you into the painting and shows you what is around the bend. It is the first view of Mt. Tamalpais when you are heading north and you have crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge. You come around the corner and there is Mt. Tam. I have wanted to paint this for ten years and it took that long for us to get it arranged where I was in the passenger seat of the car, I had my good camera, it was the exact time of night where the light would be hitting the mountain in that magical way.