pond scum

Partly Cloudy; casein on board; 8" x 5"; 2017

French Regional Park is a beautiful place to paint and the clouds were delightful today.  But the pond scum gave me pause.  Should I paint it as is or pretend the water's clear with deep dark shadows in the foreground and lovely reflections further out?  As you can see, the scum won. 

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