Once again playing with what is happening on the surface - what is really there, what is reflected, the illusion of depth. I love the grading of saturated ultramarine to cerulean blue playing against the gold in this one. The image refers to a spot in the Okanogan where I spent a bit of time working on bird banding at one of the migration monitoring stations. There was a Sandhill crane hanging out in this body of water - fun to be working around a great bird like that!
"If you could catch yourself while on some ramble in the woods and know the source of your happiness, and continuing the same kind of seeing, proceed to paint, the work you would do would be eventually a revelation to you." ~ Robert Henri