Painting Whitaker Pond

Late August, still very warm. I decided to take the day off work to see if I could paint out at Whitaker Pond. I set up my easel on the floating dock on the pond. I had already decided that I wanted to paint the duckweed floating on the surface of the pond. It made beautiful patterns broken up by lines of dark water. My challenge would be to show distance while also playing with the abstract shapes that so attracted me. It was all about green. [caption id="attachment_44" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Duckweed at Whitaker Pond"]Duckweed at Whitaker Pond, Columbia Slough Project[/caption]