Painting a woodland pond means painting the woods in the pond, and this early spring depiction celebrates the arrival of the first traces of duckweed and grasses. The hint of sunlight penetrating the water and illuminating the sienna-colored bottom marks the end of winter. While working on the painting, one phrase kept going through my mind – nature abhors a vacuum. Pattern on pattern on pattern. Layering the textures then liberating the patterns is like a game of hide and seek. Details below. Enjoy.