Beginning a painting with a color scheme in mind has become a useful new habit.  At the end of this weekend’s en plein air event at the vineyard I had sixteen small watercolor paintings, each exhibiting color harmony!

John Pike Palette

I used my large, John Pike palette rather than one of my smaller, more portable palettes.  I find it easier to work with and re-wet the paint when I am painting in the sun.  I have two of these palettes.  I cut every other divider out of this one to make wider paint wells.

Old York Cellars, View from the vineyard

Old York Cellars, view from the vineyard

A great weekend of sunshine and friendship.

Paintings: Watercolor on watercolor paper