The other day we stumbled upon the most amazing climbing tree! I swear my kids are half howler monkey (they climb everything and are very loud), and the mom in me is often nervous as I watch them scramble higher and higher. But this tree was perfect! It had these amazingly long branches that scooped down towards the ground, allowing them to bear crawl along them without ever getting too high off the ground! And it was a delightfully shady spot to relax and spend an afternoon together.
6" x 9" paper
Watercolor and ink on hand-made paper
I call them "sketches" because of how quickly I create them--usually between 20-60 minutes--and they're nearly always created "en plein air" (outside, on location), using water from the painting's subject, while my kids are playing.