There's a pond five minutes away from my house that's also a good place to paint from the rolling studio and walk the dog... multitasking perfection.
Sometimes a painting buddy joins me and we set up easels under the shade of the hatchbacks on our Hondas. It's never long, an hour and a half at most, starting as early as possible to avoid the Floridian summer heat.
One morning a man was fishing, "catch and release," he said. His yellow shirt was a perfect painting accent! Figures add dimension and scale to landscape paintings.
Another morning, a few monochomatic sketches to study composition and value ideas: