A day this sunny is rare at the Oregon Coast but it happens! While my kids played happily, I painted the warm sands and bright sunshine. Sure, I was still wearing a coat and pants, because let's be realistic here, but it felt warm on my face and feet and the kids don't know any better anyway ;)
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.