A lightbulb went off in my head, as I labored on this drawing off and on, on holiday: Scumbling is not only a painting process! Scumbling is also an important pencil technique and stubs are a necessary tool I mostly ignored This baby has been a drawing revelation. She is still in progress and will be for a while; drawing on the beach with a brilliant glare bouncing off the sand, I find I need frequent breaks. Between the glare off the sand and the white drawing paper, my eyes tire quickly. Not the greatest location for working out in the plein air, but a great spot for realizing I am interested in doing pencil drawings with a greater amount of finish than my sketches.
The last couple off weeks i was a lot less serious. I splashed around with watercolors--trying to stick with forms and the rhythm of colors. These are all views of Across The Pool.