This artwork is a landscape painting of Flagstaff lake. The materials I used were canvas and acrylic paint. I chose this specific artwork because I liked the variations of colors in the photograph. The elements of art that I used were color and texture. The principle of design that I used was balance. The composition rule and technique that I used was informal balance. The meaning behind this artwork is to display a place where I go a lot. This project relates to my life because the original photograph that I used was from a lake by my camp. My family and I go to that lake all the time and it is a very special place for me. If I could change anything I would add more grasses in the foreground and clouds in the sky.