5x7" pastel on sanded paper - a marsh just north of Norton Pond in Lincolnville, ME. Utilizing fiction can be very useful, or at least fun (!) when painting and the colors I wanted to use say 'spring' more than the reference (poor photo below). Painting bright yellows, reds, & oranges didn't appeal to me at the time.
Here's a picture of the world's best dog (because he mostly acts like a cat ;)