Last week our art class went down to the river to paint. (It is only a few minutes walk) It was an interesting experience to paint outside. I had a bit of a set-back when the boat I was painting moved off halfway through my picture! It was a glorious day, with sunshine-unusual at the moment. As you can see we had a couple of visitors, a young drake and a swan who settled down right beside one of my classmates and sat for most of the class. That is how I got a close up, it was very close!