I painted this at sunrise before heading in to work at 7:00. I'm fortunate, this park is only 5 minutes from work so getting some early morning practice in is easy. On this morning I had 25 minutes to get something down, sunrise was at 6:21. The night before I saw we were going to have clouds in the sky at sunrise so I wanted to be there to try to capture the drama in the sky. When I got home from work I cleaned up the painting.
I'm going to try a bigger painting using this as a guide but I was thinking of a larger area of subdued sky reflection in the water and maybe put in a figure walking their dog along the shoreline.