A few weeks ago I was in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. Dawn over the lake near Morristown, TN was lovely.
Then back home for a bit where I fit in a few small sketches.
Then on the road again to New Orleans. I had a few hours at the airport waiting for my plane to show up. At least there was an abundance of cones.
And back home once more, sketching some catmint in the front yard. After a week of consistent rain it was nice to have some sun and a few minutes to paint in between the backlog of yard work.
The last one from a recent trip up to Lucketts. 6×9 watercolor
12×16 watercolor. Looking out from the boat launch at Point of Rocks. Ultramarine, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, and viridian.
I liked the effect of sunlight coming through the trees on a hill along the river. There were so many trees, so I tried to simplify a bit to focus on the effect
Quick study of the sunset recently in my small homemade sketchbook
I am planning to do a series of very large Potomac river landscapes, so am trying some some different compositions.
Last weekend we went for a hike along the Potomac. I took a bunch of photos of some rocky land jutting out into the river. There are a lot of interesting compositions to explore for some larger paintings. Here’s a pencil study of one I’m considering.