I drove to the park. In my tote bag was a set of Pelikan gouache, a brush and a bottle of water. I parked in the shade, kinda balanced everything, realized the trees were farther away than I remembered them to be, bit the bullet and painted in my tiny pad without first drawing.

It was difficult. Exhausting. Then I started another painting. I rarely draw trees, rarely even look at them. I must have been out of my mind.

Drawn from direct observation (with a lot of artistic license) as part of #30x30directwatercolor2018 June facebook challenge. I’m using gouache and we’ll see how many I’ll actually do. I think I’ve used up my tree quota already.

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; gouache