Soooo...who says we have to sketch EXACTLY what we see? We spent a HOT weekend in the Ozarks for my godson's wedding, and the wedding party stayed in the RV park where the bride's family camps--the rentals are FEMA trailers. Trust me, they are NOT picturesque, and short of both room and windows...I know I'd be really grateful if I didn't have roof over my head, but pretty they are not!
Morning light coming through the tall cedar trees at the edge of the campground WAS pretty, though...so that's what I zeroed in on.
I had a brand new journal for the trip, and had put some of the new tan paper in it, so took along my lightweight little gouache set. I sat on the fold-out couch near one of the windows and sketched in the AC! (As somebody said recently, in this heat my "plein air" has become "plein window" for the most part!) The Lamy Vista pen with Platinum Pigment ink in Sepia worked beautifully on this paper.
This is how it turned out...no cars, no trailers! I added a few more notes and a few touches of colored pencil and called it done.
The page on the left was sunrise over the trailer that two of my godchildren and their families were in...somehow that didn't make it into the picture.The color is truer in the photo above...
Mind you, sometimes it's fun to include reality...but I was in the mood for beauty and nature!