Lake Solano Mid-February

Lake Solano Mid-February | Brandon Schaefer The sun was shining through some thin clouds but not at full-force when I painted this. It's my first landscape in a long while and I did it on location from my car - not the best situation but was the only option. I was initially a little bummed about how it turned out but after looking at it hours later, I feel I stayed true to what I was seeing but that doesn't always make a pleasing painting, so that's something to work on. I'm happy with the amount of variation I achieved but at the same time, it lacks some depth. Looking forward to returning to the area and trying some more landscapes. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: I created a larger painting from this little study and a few photographs, you can find it here.