I just finished a 4 day workshop with the W.O.Watercolor Society in plein-aire with Andy Evansen and it was truly inspiring. The whole gang came to our house one day to do value sketches and paintings around our property. Several were inspired by our chickens, some strolled over to the riverside, etc. Here are the value study and the painting, side-by-side.
Andy did a beautiful watercolor of our shed (!) and a wheel barrow. He is sending it to our family in gratitude for the day here - boy are we ever lucky! Andy just won the Bronze award in the American Watercolor Society and had to shorten our workshop to attend the award ceremony in NYC....well deserved. He is an amazing artist....here is a photo of him doing a demo of the mill as reflected in our little pond.