We were fortunate to spend two nights in a small motel on the beach of the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
The red splotches are from the backside of unresolved paintings that I’ve recycled into pages of a coptic-bound sketchbook. I’m getting used to painting over splotched paper. It was a bit unsettling at first. Keeping in mind my ultimate goal of learning rather than producing, the splotches don’t matter.
Sketchbook drawing: painted en plein air, directly with watercolors. I used normal watercolor ‘travel’ brushes rather than my waterbrush.