Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Watkins Mill Sunday--plein air sketch

Detail, below...

"Watkins Mill Sunday"
9" x 12"

a plein air sketch
watercolor and Prismacolor pencil on cold pressed paper

I love painting quick, fresh washes over a colored pencil sketch!

I did this one as part of a series at Watkins Mill State Historic Park, on a hot summer day. We don't often see sailboats on the lake, so it was a real treat to watch this one skim silently over the water. I think the pale waves and simple reflections really suggest the heat of this particular summer--it was often in the 90s or low 100s when I'd finally give up painting and go back to the AC!


This sketch will come to you double-matted but unframed for ease of shipping; I wrap with care and send via Priority Mail for most dependable shipping.



  1. Beautiful Cathy!!Truly fresh and clean painting..love it!

  2. Thank you, Ronell! It was a beautiful, if terrifically hot, day.


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