Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.
- John Muir
You might have noticed that Hartebeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) holds a special fascination for me. The scenery possibilities are endless, ranging from location, to the time of day and the change of light.
Most of the time, like this one, I stop for a quick sketch on our way there, other times I will work off one of my photographs. Here I did a quick sketch in my Moleskine Watercolour sketchbook, made some notes on colour and finished it off later in the afternoon.