We took a family camping trip this weekend to Bankhead National Forest in Alabama. I started a painting outside near our campsite, but I quickly gave it up and retreated into the tent and finished another view looking through the mesh windows. The problem was the biting, bloodsucking deer flies. Regular insect repellent was ineffectual.
Anyway, this is the view from our campsite looking toward Brushy Lake. The afternoon sun provided some nice contrasts in the leafy green undergrowth.
My wife had a bottle of herbal repellent that really helped keep the deer flies at bay, so the camping trip was a pleasant one after all.
5x7 in. Watercolor on watercolor paper.