One of the lovely parks in Sacramento where we painted with Calvin Liang, our instructor from Corona. These paintings are meant to be small studies. For myself, they are an invaluable learning tool. I am less interested in the outcome than I am in the process. Whenever I could, I tried to paint the same scene that Calvin painted. In this way, I used his painting as a guide but always looked at the actual scenery before me as my subject. I wish I could show you his painting with mine next to it, but I don't have the permission to do that.