Katherine van Schoonhoven and I went to Whitaker Pond Natural Area today. I spent quite a lot of time sketching the trees in my sketchbook before I started painting. Despite my good planning, my painting became a scraper in short order. I took a couple photos, however, and later in the afternoon I painted the painting above from my photo. I think it worked out pretty well-- I had spent so much time really looking at things earlier the memory was still fresh in my mind. It was a very pleasant outing... Katherine and I agreed that it was a nice spot --worth the trip.
Pond oil on 8x8 canvas panel
Tree oil on 5 x 7 canvas panel