1) The reason for the name of the lake in Jorgenson's painting is obvious. Describe the surface of Mt. Watkins, the mountain that you see reflected in the lake. These features are the result of the granite rock itself and centuries of glacial erosion.
2) The California Yosemite Commission allowed several artists' studios like Jorgenson's to be built in the valley. Why do you suppose the Commission was eager to have these studios in the valley?