Playing with watercolors in the sketch book

I am not sure what defines a "sketch" other than the fact that it appears in a sketch book instead of on a primed sheet of Masonite or canvas... Sometimes the "sketches" get a little more work and become things that I actually spend several days working on. Maybe "sketch" means something that is done relatively quickly. I don't know. Maybe it doesn't matter.

Anyway, this is a watercolor sketch of a scene that sat with me through the later part of the last summer.  There is always something profoundly significant in seeing guys who are skilled at their trade working on a project. This was a large set of concrete stairs on a larger project we have been working on the past couple years.

I was trying to get colors right but I think I am a little muddy there, I obviously don't have a real good understanding of color yet but I keep trying.

To give the real credit where it is due I should mention the guys here are from Fuller Concrete in Lakeville and Rock Country Masonry in Ely. All great guys to work with.

Water color sketch by John Huisman

Prior to making that watercolor, I did a couple sketches in pencil... I have a lot of photos to work from and I have a feeling we will be seeing more of these guys in the future:

Pencil sketch by John Huisman
Pencil sketch by John Huisman

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