“Blackwood Stream, Morning”.I started this small plein air painting on a recent trip to Lake Tahoe, where I painted with my friend Andy Skaff. The light hitting the top of these grasses really drew me in, as well as the color of the shadow areas. While painting this, I met another plein air artist from Argentina! We had a good chat. I ended up finishing this in the studio, balancing the composition a bit here and there, but leaving the color harmony in tact.