En Plein Air

Today our group of  artist friends ventured out into the Waterlily Gardens to draw and paint.  Here is one of my two pieces  –  on A5, 110 gsm paper using a black Pitt artist pen, an extra fine  .03  Faber Castell ink pen, and light washes from my  watercolour pencils.  Water from my drink bottle, not the lily pond which we sat beside.  This sketch took 40 minutes approx.

This was mid-morning on an overcast and humid day so not many shadows to deal with.  And because the sun was not shining, the waterlilys were not showing their faces.

Plein aire 2

I’m reasonably happy with this result as I generally don’t do realistic landscapes.  Perhaps I could work up an impressionistic piece from this, time will tell.