This is down stream from Waterfall Glen. You might remember last year’s sketch in the springtime. With this sketch, I tried to get layer upon layer of watercolor distant trees to convey depth. I also love the way the stream is partially frozen, the bright white ice is the paper showing through, very easy to do! I did this sketch from a photo and in the comfort of my nice warm home.
Here is the photo. Sketching outdoors if fun, but sketching from a photo has its benefits too. With this I could take my time, my paper dried fast, and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to classical music!!!
Do you prefer to sketch from a photo or en plein air and why?