A local painter in the Lane County Plein Air group, Don Howard, gave us a 2 day workshop this last weekend. He gave us lots of information and techniques that he has picked up through the many workshops he has taken. I really learned a lot and look forward to trying his many suggestions in the field.
He did a demo of this landscape and then we were to attempt to copy what he had done. The particular things we were focusing on in this one were the sky gradation, reflections in water and blocking in, particularly the trees. First with a dark color, then put some very light on the sunny side, then using a brush, pulling that light color into the body of the tree.