The fall was a wonderful time for painting. Inspiration was everywhere. It was at this time that I took my camera to Brighton, Ontario, and observed the swans in the wetland there. I spent hours watching them glide effortlessly through the water, occasionally, tipping their rears in the air to harvest the edibles below. They seemed happy, and without a care in the world. I tried to capture this in my painting, choosing an uncomplicated composition, and a limited pallet.