This was a very quick sketch at a picnic lunch at the river last Saturday. I loved the dappled shade under the big shag-bark hickories (there were many more than the two I've drawn). I didn't think too much about composition, just drew what was in front of me. I think if I did a painting from this sketch I'd maybe rearrange things a bit. I was really enamored by the red bistro set. It's lightness and color was such a contrast to the big trees and all the green.
Speaking of green--I did the following pages in my sketchbook after I bought a new travel watercolor set. With all the nature sketching I'm doing, I thought this might be helpful and it really is. Now I can see exactly what each green I need can be made from.
I did this after I did the sketch above and see now that I could really have used it there!