|Watercolor and Lexington Gray Noodler's ink on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper., 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches|
I bought a nifty folding travel palette from Daniel Smith and it arrived yesterday! I filled the 12 full pans with my favorite Daniel Smith watercolors and pulled out a reference photo I've been wanting to paint a sketch from for a while now. I've been working toward drawing and painting more quickly and developing a more loose and impressionistic style. And one of the the reasons I love watercolor so much is that it lends itself to that freshness and looseness. Some artists produce the most beautiful sketches in watercolor. I particularly love Kate Johnson's work. See her on her website and her Flickr photostream. I am especially inspired by her sketches, Cooley Lake and Urban Ruins. Beautiful!
Ricë Freeman-Zachery wrote a terrific post about finding the joy in what we do, *Sometimes It's Just About the Joy and it served as a wonderful reminder of why I paint and draw. I love it!
I may add a figure moving down the path.