Finished the painting. After experimenting a bit, I used shampoo bubbles to create the texture of the reflections in the water. Its hard to see when its small. Below are images of some of the experiments. Purchase Information
I feel a tenuous tie to the park since I received a small scholarship from the Ingersoll-Rand corporation, one of the founders is the namesake of the park. A little historic background on the Rand Family:
A family with roots in colonial America, Florence Osgood Rand was a benefactor of the Montclair Art Museum in the early 1900's. Addison C. Rand, an earlier relative founded the Rand Drilling Company, which merged to form Ingersoll-Rand, one of the major US engineering firms. In addition to providing the tools to create Mount Rushmore, they developed the first diesel / electric locomotive which was used on the Central Railroad line of New Jersey.