Big sun on the river

This image is from late last summer when we were having dinner on the water in Annapolis. Just got around to painting it yesterday and today. Lemon yellow mixed with yellow ochre to get the sunlight. The rest is indigo and sepia. The highlights on the posts are white and yellow ochre dry brushed on. I will probably do this again with a different palette to get more subtly of light and color.

Sky study

Interesting sky from the other night. Not exactly a realist depiction, but I was attracted to the warm clouds against a muted blue sky and wanted to see how to get the feeling down on paper after the fact. Prussian blue, nickel azo yellow, brown madder, and burnt sienna. 3×5 Pentalic watercolor sketchbook.