Last weekend we went up to Western Washington University in Bellingham for the Family Weekend to see our son Ian. It was a typical Northwest Fall....rainy and then blue skies! During the stretches of dry I was able to do a sketch on campus, at the Saturday market, and then along the waterfront on the South Bay trail. I am testing out a new palette and new sketchbook. Doing this really changes my watercolors and how the paint takes to the paper. I am also testing out some of the exercises in Jeanne Dobie's watercolor book "Making Color Sing". I am using her palette of suggested colors. Luckily I had most of them and only added two colors to my already existing tubes of colors.
Bellingham's Saturday Farmer's Market
View of the Alaska Ferry Terminal From the South Bay Trail