©2012 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor on Strathmore 140-lb CP paper
Strathmore Visual Journal
9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
I painted this morning in Forest Park with the St. Louis Drawing & Painting Meetup Group. This view is of a bridge on Lagoon Drive in Forest Park, near the Grand Basin. We've had triple-digit temperatures for the last several days here in St. Louis, so it was key to get out early. A few of us found this shady spot and there was a nice breeze blowing to keep us cool. There was a surprising amount of activity in the park on this sweltering day: joggers, walkers, cyclists, golfers (and, of course, artists!). A female mallard duck, with a baby duckling close behind, strolled around my painting setup, probably looking for a handout.