In this outdoor nude artwork, a solitary woman sits perched on two boulders; she is posed on one rock with her feet on the other. Immediately behind her is a secret swimming hole filled with fresh mountain water.
The figure occupies the central portion of the image. Her body is in a modified “L” shape, with her knees bent. She is reclining so her pose is wider than it is tall. More of her body occupies the left half of the image than the right. Balancing this is a tree trunk, partly visible in the upper right corner.
She looks down, her eyes and the object of her gaze are hidden from our attention. Her arms are parallel with her torso, preserving the zig-zagging contours of her body. Her hands grip the boulders for steadiness or as part shifting her position. Only one heel rests at the right side of the image.
Muted greens and steely blues in the background create a calming atmosphere and offset her coral-hued body. Highlights on the distant rocks help draw attention to the depth. She appears to be in the last hours of sunlight on a partly cloudy day. Soft shadows on her side and vivid light along the upper contours of her body define her lines as well as help to set a mood.
Collectors who appreciate outdoor nude artwork may note the composition, color palette, and array of textures as distinguishing characteristics of this photograph.