I spent an hour and half painting by Beck Lake this morning, with mostly clear skies, ice on the lake and plenty of entertainment from the geese. I recently watched Oil Landscapes – Quick and Easy, a dvd by Brian Ryder. I tried out his methods: starting with a pink ground, careful drawing, and really scrubbing in the main areas of color. The specks are geese, there were a lot more of them but I just included a few. There was a person out on that farthest path of ice, walking back and forth, maybe fishing? My last few landscapes seemed kind of amber/brown, so I stayed away from cad yellow medium and only used a bit of cad yellow lemon.