Another painting from my time spent at Point Richmond. I first did a value sketch in my book and proceeded to draw the image onto the paper in graphite. I wet down the paper and went to work after it had time to dry a bit. My first thought in seeing this painting on the screen was "where are the birds". When I use this study for a larger painting I will include birds. My trend lately is to let the paint make its magic and not fight it as much.