Fortunately, my dentist (the awesome Michael Liberto) has an office one minute away from the parking lot at Echo Lake Park in Westfield, NJ.

View across the lake

I arrived twenty minutes early and opted to paint from my car rather than read a magazine in the waiting room.  I needed to leave more open space in the dark trees on the right.  Not liking the shapes I’d made, I ended up blocking in the whole area.  Time well spent.  I learn something new with each stroke.

Sketch:  Pencil and Watercolor on watercolor paper