Our landscape class met today at Shelter Island on the San Diego Harbor. Our goal was to apply multiple graduated washes and use the modulations in the color to show the sea and sky. The locale had large flat expanses of sky, sea, and was excellent for this assignment. Since I was working in opaque gouache, not transparent watercolor, I did the assignment more roughly than the other artists.
There was a woman fishing at the end of the pier who caught my eye. She was working three fishing poles and, although busy, also seemed relaxed and at peace. I think I caught her tranquility in this sketch.
This is a pastel and gouache sketch on black paper with some editing using Procreate.