One evening - tulips from life and trying to figure some limited palette color combos from photos.
Tulips took quite some time. I was trying to use all my low-quality leftover paints before the shipment with fresh colors arrived and yellow was just not working in mixes - mostly disappeared or made mixes dirty. I ended up re-painting greens several times, lost the light and patience in the process. Ordered some new yellow right after this experience.
What are your favorite green mixes?
There are many kinds of oak trees in California and I've been trying to learn about them for a while. This year my acorn collection grew and I'm going to take a more systematic approach and keep all acorns I collect from squirrels until I positively ID them :)
On the first three images you can see how I ended up taping a bunch of oddly-shaped sketches into my sketchbook. I will try to make a video of this book when it comes to an end to show hot it works - but I think overlaps of different layers of sketches are pretty interesting :)
We visited an octopus farm - pretty interesting and unusual. I got sprayed and wrestled with a couple of lovely color-changing beasts and fed them some crab legs.
Walking on a large lava field and actually getting close to the flowing lava was amazing! The hardest drawing of the trip: so much change in the flow and colors, so little reference when you look at the landscape... and I wanted to stop and draw every ropey wrinkle of old lava on this hike!!!