I sure like to pick complicated subjects! I guess I'm drawn to the challenge. There are many layers in a pond - the surface reflection of what is above, the surface where the lilypads float and the fish break the water, the depth of the water and the layers of fish above other fish, and the bottom of the pond (if seen). Then, there are the objects around the pond - in this case - the reeds in the foreground.
I am having fun with this - I don't know how it will turn out, and that is OK with me. For me, this painting is about the journey.