Journey Upstream by Scott Ruthven
5"x7" Oil on linen panel
I set up at a nice spot along the Cache La Poudre river on Saturday and painted this scene. I hadn't planned on painting the geese into the picture but groups of them kept making their way upstream while I worked. When painting outside, after 30 minutes or so, the wildlife forget you are there and start coming out and doing their thing. I have had heron, which are generally very shy, sail in and perch in the water right next to me, oblivious that I was even there.