I set aside my Koi field watercolor kit and put the paints and brushes from my my plien air kit to use. I used the round and flat number 12 brushes to compare wet and drybrush strokes. Then tried some wet-in-wet techniques.
Several years ago we vacationed in Colorado. While there I took many photos of the beautiful landscape. The sky and rocks at Red Rock Canyon looked like the perfect landscape to practice washes and brush techniques with.
For a second photo I selected one from the mountains where snow was covering the sides of a hill and most of the small stream at its base.