These beautifully tall and majestic gnarled sycamores crowd the shores of the Brandywine River near our home in southeastern Pennsylvania. On this particular day these old trees showed off their golden crowns to great advantage in the warm afternoon sunlight. Although I was rather precariously perched on the uneven river bank, I found this to be a very soothing setting to paint. At one point a fisherman wandered along the bank, but was gone before I decided maybe I could capture him as well.
Reflections on water require painting the same objects twice but upside down and mirror images of each other. This is daunting at times.