Four painters showed up on the first snow painting day of this season at the Duck Pond on Nakoma Rd. I stayed in my car drawing for awhile but got out long enough to do a quick pastel. I painted this from the parking lot with an obscured view so I sort of faked it. I think Tom is a bit taller. I used Colorfix pastel paper in a sort of plum shade. I rarely use this brand of paper but for quick sketches a dark background like this can help speed things along. Below is Nan Zimdars' oil painting of the pond. She and Tom were brave enough to stand in the snow.