With a sketching trip in England coming up, I've been preparing by drawing some architecture.
On the Bishop's Close sketch, I practiced grays (ultramarine blue and Quinacridone Sienna) and discovered that I love Arches Watercolor Paper (several grades above my usual paper).
The Firehouse Restaurant is the first of a series of firehouses that some other sketchers and I are beginning.
These are some quick pen sketches made after going to the Farmers Market by PSU.
Parts of the Winchester Inn in Ashland were under construction when we stayed there last week.
It was wonderful to sit under an umbrella or on the porch sketching, until the heat got to be too intense. Then we headed for the plays, movies, or the air-conditioned shops.
Here's a final sketch with no architecture, but some yummy cherries and bright snapdragons.