Back to one of my favorite places to paint - Swami's in Encinitas. This was an exercise in minimal brush strokes with watercolor. Make a stroke, put color down, put another color down and leave it alone. What a challenge. I did a small practice sketch of the surfer to see if I could get close with just one brush stroke to do the surfer and the reflection before I added the surfer to the painting. I got close enough. As Australian Watercolorist, Joe Sbukvic says, this is not a painting, it's a communication.
Below is a section I call "What's in my sketchbook", each of these are only thumbnail size, probably 2x2 inches.
First the Gamecock Cottage in West Meadow Beach.
Another sketch from Swami's - this I'd like to do in a larger format.
Just a fun sketch of my favorite blue vase and a gerber daisy.