I’m back.  Great trip!  No bugs until the last day!

Multiple attempts at drawing the Laminated Wood Pepper Mill

Before heading out to the marshes for a good eight hours of plein hour painting, I sat at the table sipping strong coffee, gazing out at the Wicomico River and drawing the laminated Pepper Mill, sometimes with my little traveling trumpet part and sometimes all by itself.  What is striking about this pepper mill is that it is constructed of laminated wood slices that have been stained different colors of reds, greens, blues and yellows.

Sketchbook Drawing: Drawn with fountain pen filled with black ink followed by watercolor.