My painting from my day trip to Jemez. I like it, but it really isn't what I wanted to paint. The trees were definitely a "spring green" color, this looks more autumn to me. I shot about 40 photos of this scene, so you will see it again. It's hard, this plein air painting thing. I had to lug all of my painting gear to the spot, set everything up, then while I was preparing my canvas, my glob of ultramarine blue slid off the palette and onto the ground. Plus I had to deal with the sun and a few bugs flying around. But we did have a wonderful picnic and I'm definitely going to do it again.