I spent last week in a lakeside cabin in remote Canada.
I've accompanied my husband and his parents there several times, but this is the first time we've taken our son.
I dreaded spending the week stuck in a cabin with a fussy toddler. But we all had a good time, my toddler included.
I didn't get much reading done, but I did manage to complete a few watercolors.
I snapped a photo of each painting before adding black outlines with a thin Sharpie. I think the outline improves the paintings, but I don't want to start using this technique as a crutch.
Maybe I can experiment with adding similar outlines using a dark shade of watercolor, so the effect isn't quite so severe.
I would have liked to do more sketches and paintings of my toddler, but he moves so fast these days. Breakfast is the only time he sits still for more than a second or two.
If I did this painting again, I'd add a much darker value behind the back of his high chair. I do like how the skin tones turned out.