People paint regularly at the Arboretum sometimes alone, sometimes in groups. My brother Parke was a painter and I find myself interested in our artists. This is Russ Bogdan, and he gave me permission to shoot over his shoulder so I could capture both his painting and it's subject (and a back view of the artist). Notice how much better a job he's done painting the sky than I've done photographing it!
I'm not an art critic and so have no right to say this, but sometimes you can just look at something and know it's very good. I don't know if Matt's arbor will make the painting or not. Maybe I'll never know.