Monday, October 19, 2009

Footbridge in the Park with Watercolor

When our children were small another artist friend and I occasionally packed a picnic lunch, herded the kids into the car, and headed for an outing in the park with our painting gear. This small En Plein Air (painting in the open air) watercolor sketch was done all alone, by myself, after the kids had grown up. It was quiet and peaceful. I could concentrate without distractions. But I observed other mothers with their children off in the distance and almost wished my kids were that age again…almost.

This was done with a fine grey art marker followed by watercolor on top in a little 5 x 7 spiral-bound sketchbook. The paper wasn't made for watercolor so it ended up a bit warped and wavy. But that's okay. It took about 30 minutes.

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