I did this painting at Faust Park with my friend Dawn. We both painted similar scenes of the Gov. Bates house. An event was taking place with a lot of visitors wandering around the grounds. I tried to capture some figures in the scene…..Can you see them? After painting and lunch, James, Dawn, and I hiked in the mature forest, admiring the huge trees. We decided to come back in the spring to see all the wildflowers blooming.