Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer Skies

Front seat sketching, on location and out of the wind. 
We are so used to dramatic skies here in the Pacific NW that it's been a challenge to be inspired with plain old boring blue skies for the past month. Even though I painted this watercolor to fulfill the Day 5 challenge for World Watercolor Month, I actually had to wait for day 20 before being inspired.
It finally did rain a little today. I drove about 5 minutes from home to park at a soccer field where a perfectly inspirational summer sky was waiting to be painted. Without any preliminary drawing I used my #10 Escoda travel brush and Prima watercolor set on 140lb Fabriano Artistico CP watercolor paper.


  1. Beautiful. Like the auto studio, too.

  2. Wonderful clouds! You sure you don't want to put those wires in, though? ;-)

    - Tina

    1. Thanks! I was tempted to put in the wires but decided against it. My concept was summer skies and I wanted to see how few shapes it would take to get the idea across.