Sunday, February 21, 2016

Smith St. & US 66, Cuba, Missouri

Smith Street & US 66, Cuba, Missouri
©2016 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor in Hand Book Travelogue Watercolor Artist Journal
8.25" x 16.5" (21 x 42 cm)

Spent an unseasonably warm February afternoon in Cuba, Missouri checking out the old downtown and the many murals there on the sides of buildings.  Had a delicious home-style lunch at Dotties and a cookie and latte at The Cuba Bakery & Deli.  This is a scene looking north on Smith Street, which intersects with Historic U.S. Route 66.
I also took the opportunity to work in a new sketchbook I'm trying out, the Travelogue Watercolor Artist Journal, 8.25" x 8.25 size (21 x 21 cm).  The 95-lb CP paper takes a juicy wash very well.  I used binder clips on the side to keep the paper from buckling too much, but I felt really good about how the paper performed.