The plein air group painted this morning at Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, which is part of the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve located just north of San Diego. The lagoon winds its way through the salt marsh and emptied itself pretty rapidly during the three hours I was there this morning. I used directional brush strokes to show the movement of the water and to suggest the different kinds of vegetation in the lagoon.
This is a gouache sketch in a 17 X 12 inch Derwent sketchbook with black paper.
November 1, 2017: I made some changes to this sketch today. The sandbar is extended and now there are a few birds on it.