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. 🙂
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.
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!