6 x 7, pastel
When I feel myself tightening up, "painting the fleas before the dog" to quote a dear friend, I try to loosen up with one of these. I start with a blank piece of paper, lightly draw the horizon, river, and maybe a tree. I decide on the colors I want to use and then have fun deciding where to place them. I am pleased with the results of this one, hoping to carry the looseness on to the next painting.