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Simpsons Pond

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For today’s painting, I called a neighboring farmer and got permission to paint his pond.   I didn’t know it was covered with algae bloom until I got there, ready to paint, so I decided to go ahead and paint the challenging algea bloom on the pond.   I picked a spot after walking the length of the berm and set up my easel and started painting.  The farmer and his son stopped by to see what I decided to paint, and told me I picked a good spot.  🙂0910141658-01 (2)

0910141654-03 (2)After painting about an hour, I realized the fascinating swirls of algae had moved.  It was no longer like my painting.  Whats going on?  I look to the left and see a cow in the pond!  I sure  couldn’t blame it for wading in the water on this hot summer afternoon, I almost wanted to join him but wisely stayed on dry land.  I did walk down to visit though and take a break from my painting.

Walking back, I disturbed a black snake checking out my easel.  It slithered off into the ditch behind where I was working, so I went back to painting.

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Before I found my Yellow-Green oil paint

I had to watch my back after that, but I finished up the painting, my first of algae bloom on a pond.  What do you think of it?  Can you tell what’s going on with the pond?  Did I successfully capture the view?  Comments are welcome!

2 weeks later…found my Yellow-Green paint, looks more like the algea bloom now!

I touched up the painting when I found my Yellow-green paint.

I touched up the painting when I found my Yellow-green paint.

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D. Michael Coffee, artist

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