I’ve been working with water color for the past few weeks to determine if it is a viable plein air replacement for acrylic I normally use. My problem with acrylic is the cleanup which must always be done thoroughly on-site. If left to dry on brushes they become chisels instead.
Water color, however, is tricky. I am slowly learning how to manipulate it and use its best features. The photos below are a few of my test pieces. These are based based on work done at a friend’s place overlooking Holmes Harbor, Washington. The weather was beautiful and I hope to go back for more.
As these were painted, a number of Eagles and Red Tail Hawks passed over. Unusual, I think, for the hawks to hang around in eagle country but there they were.