It was a nice sunny day so it was a chance to practice painting tree groupings with their light and dark patterns and the shadows they throw on the ground. I got a quarter of the way thru when a woman and her dog settled down for lunch, I thought what a great chance to paint a figure into the landscape.
I used a few strokes for the major shapes that made the woman look like she was sitting there. The dog kept moving so I waited for him to stop for a second and laid him in the best I could.
The woman and her dog finished and left and I put some final touches to the painting.
What a great experience and a great afternoon.
If I had gone fishing first this painting would not have happened, sometimes you get lucky.