The back roads of Plymouth, Massachusetts brought so many beautiful scenes for me to photograph. This particular one was a beautiful stream, still partly frozen, with beautiful greys and other shades of winter in the surrounding land. There were two beautiful swans with such bright contrast to the grey.
When I initially painted this, my inclination was to pump up the color and make the water a little brighter than normal, which I did. After looking at it for awhile, I went back and greyed the water to it's more realistic color. I'm happier with this version, which is more realistic.