This first was a memory exercise where I sat and studied the previous journal page quick sketching of flamingos flipping the page and painting what I could recall of one of the birds. It's going straight in on page with brush and paint and then hitting a few areas with pen and ink.
This next page was done looking outside my window where we have a bird feeding station set up. All the feeders were covered with snow with birds trying to work their way to the seed they knew was there.
Next I worked a crocus representing the first Spring flower that was blooming and now buried under snow.
This last page is from another memory exercise quickly sketching with pencil and then I spent some time later adding the color and some other elements to complete the page.
The part I concentrated on and remembered was the main bridge and water. It's from a scene viewed in one of the NCIS episodes I watched after getting the generator running. The portion behind the tunnel and above the bridge I added later after I went back to review the scene showing this bridge. It was full of people but I decided to exclude them.
I can't help but smile as I view how I managed to lean the suggested buildings in the background to the left.
The one plus is the texture I achieved in the bridge wall. It actually worked this time spraying water. I watched as the initial wash was drying trying to time it just right. Some areas had already dried but I did manage to achieve what I was hoping for in other areas.
I was also surprised by what I DID remember of the bridge..........especially these days when I can walk from one room to the next and forget the reason I was doing so.