Daily Practice - Springtime Birdbath

8:15 PM

I love this time of year with all of the beautiful, vivid greens, yellows, oranges, and golds! Makes me want to paint up a storm. Or a birdbath.....

From My Newest (Old) Sketchbook
Watercolor & Ink, 5" x 7"

I broke out this old sketchbook to get back in the habit of sketching daily and from life. There's something about a new sketchbook that makes me want to paint. Maybe it's the opportunities or the possibilities to capture and create. Or maybe it's an attempt to hold onto a season long after it has passed into memory. 

The sketchbook is a Cachet watercolor sketchbook that I had in my stash and was newly discovered (unearthed) during the studio makeover. The paper is going to take some getting used to as it certainly isn't Arches. I took this with me today while I was running some errands today and seeing a friend at lunchtime. It came in handy when I found myself with a little bit of downtime. I took the time to add in some of the ink details. 

I had an older gentleman at the library strike up a conversation with me about feeding the birds when he saw the art. Art as a bridge between generations–very cool! 

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