Today was a fun day out painting with friends. I am taking a couple of plein air sessions with Kim VanDerHoek and today we were at Eisenhower Park in Orange. Lots of pretty scenes of water, ducks, geese and trees on the lake and ponds. This loud goose modeled for us and would take a break and return to almost the same spot.
Today I mostly wanted to work on water reflection and setting the background back. I took lots of photos and I think I will work out a few studio pieces from them. The tree and water value contrasts are strong. Working the composition out in studio is much easier for me than on location. I tend to paint what I see.
10x8 oil on canvas