Another brilliant Christmas gift idea! My friend commissioned this sign of a family-favorite vacation spot through the years for her mom.

I started out creating a limited woodsy palette. I used Titan buff (Ruby Mountain Paint Co.) Vandyke Brown, Ultramarine blue, and Olive green (Winsor & Newton Cotman/Artist Watercolors)

Then it was just a matter of painting it all in! Once I reached the end of the painting phase, I realized this might just stand alone without ink. My friend agreed!

This piece was incredibly relaxing to paint and I was really happy with the final result. Made me wonder if I should create a series of NH state park signs!

Illustration on White 8×10″
Paper: Arches Cold-pressed Watercolor
Paint: Winsor & Newton Cotman & Professional, Ruby Mountain Paint Co.