I carried my paint and canvas up the windy heights of Mount Arbel to capture this dramatic view of the Sea of Galilee. Galilee is the heart of bible country; nearly a half-dozen of the small towns that figure prominently in the New Testament are visible (if barely) from these heights.

My vantage point was none-too-secure, so I painted with a real sense of urgency. I think this sense of excitement adds an element of drama to Mount Arbel.