Anyway to make a long entry extremely short, here are my first attempts at sketching and adding water color. I think the idea with sketching is to quickly capture a scene, not worrying about a detailed result. And the water color is just to add some life to the scene, not paint a complete water color work. I think I've succeeded at NOT getting detailed results and NOT getting a complete water color painting. ;>)
Here are a couple of scenes from Montmartre with Sacre Coeur in the background. I like practicing these perspective drawings. Even though there are lots of angles, the verticals still have to be straight up and down. I may be off a bit there. Oh well.
Here is a quick version of Notre Dame as seen from a little park across the Seine. The short bridge across to the church can't be seen from the park.
If I get enough of these (and they are good enough) I am going to create a little book for myself with 25-30 little memories of the time here in Paris.