Today, we painted at a nice little township park I discovered a couple months ago, very close to my home. The Orange Township Park has two small ponds along the bike trail. I was intrigued with the smaller pond and the little log shelter on the far side of the pond.
Because it was very windy today, I setup with the shelter at my back. I loved the scene looking to the east, with the sun peeking through the trees across the pond, and through the smaller bush to my right. I hurriedly setup and got painting before the light changed.
I was very happy how this painting turned out and I forced myself to stop before I messed it up.
I then took a walk around the park, chatting with the other painters. I went down to the larger pond and watched Tom paint, and right at his feet were two tiny Mallard ducklings. They were oblivious to us, and were busy bobbing around and dipping under to feed. (Baby duck butts! How cute is that??)