Port Townsend Garage

Just before sunset on a warm afternoon in late March we drove by this fabulous old garage 'nestled' in the brush just west of Port Townsend. 
Earlier we had taken some photos of a small lake nearby - I just love the rosy blush of twiggy bushes in spring.

I started with a fairly detailed drawing on 140# cold pressed paper and used frisket to reserve some of the lightest areas.

I premixed some of the watercolors I would use for the underpainting.

Here I am laying in the mid values....I forgot to photograph the first wash.

Here I have begun to overlay the watercolor with pastel.

And here is the finished piece.  I especially love the deciduous trees in the mid ground!
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