It’s the middle of a Northwest winter January with the weather not user friendly for sitting outdoors with my painting tools to sketch the nearby scenery in my neighborhood. It is in the upper 30’s, damp, overcast with dark gray clouds and possible rain; plus, not a great range of values within the landscape for an interesting composition. The marine air from the surrounding salt waters of our island seeps through any type of protective clothing one might wear to prevent the bone chilling effect from our winter weather. So, I selected a warm feeling sketch from a photo I had taken during this last autumn while taking my daily walk through the neighborhood.

I completed the watercolor painting yesterday, and felt it was ready for sharing on my blog to remind those viewers who are tired of the winter blues and looking forward to warmer weather during the forthcoming seasons of 2020.