Painting water can be complex. Water is affected by its surroundings, depth, clarity, motion, and reflections. Managing to get its colors and reflections to look like actual water can be challenging. In this three-day intensive, students will work from both photos and in the field to explore how sensuous color and details within representational painting contribute to overall theme and expression. Short walking field trips to the nearby creek will help students understand how to depict streams both on the surface and under it.