12 colors for 12 minutes
Quick sketch of color and composition for a larger work. I have not been in my studio for more than a week, and I can see in this sketch the lack of practice and attention.
The scene is a view of a tidal pond at Castaway Island Preserve. This view is from the boardwalk, and the water is visible only for a few minutes at high tide. In the morning light the cedar trees form a back drop to the marsh grasses. The gray-green of the trees makes the bright green of the new spring marsh grass flash against the remains of the yellows and ochers of the winter.