"Anything under the Sun

... is beautiful if you have the vision - it is the seeing of the thing that makes it so" - Charles Hawthorne

I am always drawn to little bits of machinery. plumbing etc. with lots of interconnected parts that have interesting shapes and shadows. Even though I went out today to draw the buildings around my neighborhood (for Liz Steel's class), I was drawn to the fire hydrant and spent my time drawing it with different media. 

In this version I used a combination of watercolor pencils and watercolors applied loosely with a waterbrush. I like the surprise combination of Indian Yellow and Transparent Red Oxide to be especially efficient in depicting the hot afternoon glow on the hydrant.

It may not be great art but it was very satisfying :-)