Big rigGrand Lake, CO

RV sketch by Chandler O'Leary

The day I made this sketch was the first time I’d ever stayed in any sort of RV or motorhome (the Tailor and I are more of a tent-camping couple ourselves). But when we joined the Tailor’s aunt and uncle for a few days in Rocky Mountain National Park, I felt like I was having some sort of exciting road trip rite of passage—like I’d suddenly, finally upgraded my Americana membership.

Besides, I have to say, it’s a pretty amazing feeling to wake up next to this:

Mountain sketch by Chandler O'Leary

…without the stiff neck and sore back of having to sleep on the ground first!

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Comments (3)

  1. Sherry Green Peck

    I love all your work and look forward to each one! I was wondering what “white” you used here for that wonderful FOG? Your pages appear to be an off white….love your blog!!

    1. Chandler O'Leary Post author

      Thank you, Sherry! The white of the fog is just the white of the paper. I’m working with watercolor, which is a transparent medium, so any white areas have to be non-painted areas. Sometimes I will paint white accents in with opaque paint later, but that’s rare, and I only use it for small areas, like the bridge cables in this post:

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