I have already taken several pictures of the nearby pond for reference in photos. I have also been drawing the location regularly to become more intimately familiar with it. By observing the same place day after day I take ownership of it. It somehow becomes mine in a way and I feel responsible for it. I notice details about it that I would otherwise overlook. In a sense, it is much like getting to know a person. I have seen oranges emerge subtly in the last few days. I have seen the lily pads fade away. I have seen the way that the sky and time of day shift the palette harmony of the entire scene. There is much calm in watching. There is a peace to just observing, painting, and observing again with no definitive end result.