We were on our way to Burnt Hill Mesa in Colorado for our annual family reunion and stopped for the night at McPhee Reservoir. It had been raining and the scent of water and pine filled the air. We hiked over to the cliffs and looked down over the much depleted reservoir as the sun set. This scene would have made for a good sketch but I was without my sketching materials.
Before getting on our way the next morning, I sketched our camper nestled by the piñon in our campsite. I mostly used chalk markers, a new medium for me. I like the way it combines the opacity of gouache with the precision of markers.