Lately I've been feeling very experimental, seeking to learn new techniques and trying new ideas. Here are a couple examples from the other day.
For this sketch I started with watercolor and then added charcoal, pastel pencil, colored pencil and gouache. The piece is inspired by a photograph I took while out for a walk at Wheeler Farm in Murray, Utah. I liked the contrast of the snow and the dried leaves. I also liked the tangled bare bushes and branches against the more solid forms of the tree trunks against subdued violet tones.
While this one is mixed media I also wanted to work on my watercolor skills so it's more watercolor than anything with just a bit of pastel pencil added. It's a simple nature scene based on a landscape along one of my walks on the Jordan River Parkway, this one in the Bluffdale area I believe.