The field across the street from the hotel is ripe with subject matter and great morning light. In this painting that was my primary task and joy. I laid in the initial sketch in permanent ink. I then laid in the colors. I used a lot of casein medium in this painting. I wanted to avoid the matte texture that one gets without the medium. I also executed a color study in my sketchbook prior to starting the larger sketch. It is posted below.
Daniel Smith watercolors over ink drawing done with a Parker fountain pen. Stillmann and Birn sketchbook beta series.