I had a lovely paddle this afternoon. I did four sketches from my kayak. Two of them came out okay. The top sketch is of the North Bridge. It's fun to sit in the kayak under the bridge and eavesdrop on the guides that give Revolutionary War tours. The bottom sketch is of a field where I stopped off for a break. There's an easy exit spot on the bank right there. It may be private property. I'll have to Google Earth to find out. I'd love to paint there. The air was very hazy and all the background trees looked especially blue. I couldn't figure out why all the hazyness, as it wasn't particularly hot and it wasn't in the least bit humid. I heard later on about the forest fires in Quebec. The wind was blowing the smoke down the East Coast. Halfway home, the haze was gone.
Both sketches are on Stonehenge paper Vellum finish which I LOVE! I have a small 5x7 pad of it, but it's almost gone. Very pricey, but great paper.