6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Board
The first thing I did after 137 was to sit down and sketch out the scene. I was struck by how many little details were in the scene that had just glossed right over. Small clumps of grass, the relation of the water to the trees, the way the light fell on the foreground - lots and lots of details.
This one is better but still a little by-the-numbers. I think it was a good step to slow down and paint what was really there as good as I could.