Oil on linen on panel, 6" x 6" -- SOLD
I originally painted this in Coeur d'Alene, ID, last summer. The white spots are ducks. I found it easier to paint it en plein aire when it's overcast, as the sunlight and shadow don't seem to change too much while painting. Eventually, the cloud cleared toward the end, and the sun shine changed the color and lighting completely. So that became the end of this painting session. Later in my studio, I improved the composition: simplifying it by removing extra trees on the right, and adding more interest in the sky with color and texture.