Sketching at Crystal Springs.
At Crystal Springs a while ago.
Crisp air. Golden sun. Birds on the water. Sketchbook. Perfect.
Sometimes, the only way to clearly perceive the present is through reflection.
Watercolor, Pitt pen and gouache sketch from a trip to the garden a couple of days ago. Thank you to Jacqueline Newbold for the ideas on how to prep a sketchbook. I find a light wash allowed to dry before the plein air session helps me get over myself and the ego need for “perfection” with a jump right in, damn the torpedos, energy.
Here’s a partially completed page with a wash of watercolor, divided by artist’s tape, in preparation for a field trip. The goose was from life and the fall scene from memories of a recent trip home to Alaska.
At Crystal Springs today. This fellow is very handsome.