Every time I sketch outside I get surprised by how many distractions there are and how much harder it is to create something. While I was painting these pansies in the garden the sun was glaring down affecting my perception of the colours; the wind kept on trying to blow away my paper (and was successful once, smudging green and purple paint); my son kept on bringing me leaves to sketch and knocked over my pens and brushes (I’m just grateful that it wasn’t the water jar).
Watercolour of pansies

Winsor & Newton watercolours on Arches medium watercolour paper (10.5 x 15 cm)

It is so much easier to paint inside in the evening at the comfortable desk; with some nice music thanks to ABC Jazz FM and no demands for attention.
Watercolour of eucalyptus leaves

Winsor & Newton watercolours on Arches medium watercolour paper (10.5 x 15 cm)