Because the interests of the artists in my watercolor class are so varied, we often vote on a genre to pursue. Our last project in the fall session was landscape. My goals were: a small colorful rendering; using smaller brushes than usual due to its size; and, of course, animation. I had hoped to stay true to my reference....as usual, that was not possible. My love for strong design trumps reality. I started by creating a nest for my pumpkin patch.....chaotic strokes and scrapings that would simulate the field in which they perched. Loose to tight. The reverse is impossible....for me. I tried to create a rhythm around the rows of pumpkins, as well as washing over some in order to strengthen others. This is a small painting - 10 x 10. I am happy....at least as happy as I can be at the finish. I always seem to yearn for the path not taken. Indecision.