What the rain didPosted: June 6, 2018
We’ve had a few turbulent days of rain — roiling clouds and dark horizons across the lake — but the forecast for today said nothing about precipitation. I set out with no destination in mind, but a dramatic sky caught my eye and I parked near the lake to sketch. As I painted, all caught up in blues and masts, I didn’t notice the weather darkening until drops of water plopped onto my palette and my paper. Fortunately I like what the rain did on the paper (and this doesn’t always happen) as it speckled the wet washes on the trees, giving them a little texture that I didn’t have to create with a brush. Sketched in a Handbook Travelogue Journal on a cold day in June.