We took a little camping trip this weekend and I brought along my watercolor pad again. The first piece isn’t really good. The whole thing is kinda muddy and indistinct which is frustrating. I think part of the problem was sitting in direct sun, which made the colors seem much brighter and vibrant than they are in normal home light. Also, the greens in the background were tricky – warmer on the sunny side of the mountains, cooler on the shade, but both sides blued out because of the atmosphere. Something to work on.
The second piece was a quick sketch of the rocks where I was sitting. It was half the time and miles better than the original piece – even if the composition is a little un-interesting.