Okay. Hold onto your seats while I begin a daring experiment!
Sara and I are spending a few days in Asheville ... our "first visit" after having lived in the south for nearly 45 years! We're staying at an "air B&B", another first! A gorgeous view from our deck. In the foreground a peaceful garden. In the middle ground (those who have taken instruction from me - you know what I'm talking about) a thick forest where a sliver of the Swannanoa (?) River is seen running through it. In the background the Appalachian Mountains framed by trees.
Miriam (our innkeeper) tends the foreground garden where daylily's are lit by filtered sun. This time I brought a small watercolor set with me and, having a few lazy hours to spare sitting on the deck with morning coffee or evening wine, I'm emboldened to try once again adding some watercolor to my ink sketches.
This is a practice piece in my sketch book. This is the first time I think I might begin to have some success adding watercolor without warping the cheap paper I use. So I think it's worth some more practice! Sara (my critic and promoter-in-chief) thinks so too. How about you?