Today I painted out in Fredericksburg with my plein air group. To add to the joy of turning 53, I had a sunny day with music blasting and plenty of scenery to paint. I actually spend about a half an hour zeroing in on what I will paint a picture of. I pace around and try to consider vantage points that might involve a little bit of effort. I selected these two boats after repeatedly being overwhelmed by the amazing river scene before me.