Art on the road

Art on the road : Day2 (Watercolor series)

 
 Finally, here is Joy’s watercolor!

Finally, here is Joy’s watercolor!

 

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 
― Albert Camus

After big lunch on Sunday afternoon, Joy’s and my family went to St. Edward State park. Our family visited this place several times, because my daughter prefer to play in the water than walking between the trees. Plus one more, it has playground before you enter the trails. There are several ways to hike and all leads to lakeside where you can have a beautiful view. Luckily, we caught warm sunset view when we arrived there. Children spent around 2 hours just digging the sand, sitting on the log and giggling each other.

This time, I used one of my pictures that I took the lake and fall trees meeting together. Yellow, blue and green. Is this Scandinavian theme? Fall come across with orange, yellow and red. Today I saw Fall scene which brings me to Northern europe.

 
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Using two brushes for water and paint, this method gives me time to control the water. Sky needs a lot of water to use that unique watercolor texture. I let the paper to dry and add another payer on the painting. I prefer to paint directly using watercolor paint instead of sketching with pencil.

 
 
 St Edward State Park. WA,Sunday afternoon

St Edward State Park. WA,Sunday afternoon

 

Art on the road : Day 1 (Watercolor series)

I moved to Seattle area before living in Shanghai for more than 8 years. FYI I am originally from Seoul and Joy is originally from Hangzhou. Joy moved to Seattle a month before I moved. We were living in same compound when we were living in Shanghai. Her son and my daughter were playdate buddies. That is how I got to know her, but after a year she left Shanghai in 2013 which wasn't enough time for us to know better.

 Now, Both were surprised to meet each other after long years. I believe there were some kind of energy pulled us together. Now we met on weekends and started to go hiking with our kids to explore natures in Washington.

This is our first day of Art on the road from Poo Poo Point trail at Tiger mountain. It showered for few minutes, but the sun came soon. I found surprising textures and various kind of hidden mushrooms between the logs. I will be making watercolor series each week after Hiking with Joy. This is my first one Voila!

 
 No.1 : Tiger mountain

No.1 : Tiger mountain

 

 View from Tiger mountain

View from Tiger mountain

 Tree trunk textures

Tree trunk textures

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Tiger mountain trail information
Location: Issaquah, Washington, US

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/tiger-mountain-trail