Watercolors- Plein Air paintings from early April

I got the chance to go out and do some plein air painting, and had a beautiful time out in the meadow.


This is more the successful of the two, IMO.  Loose and colorful, I wanted the mustard and clouds to dominate the distant hills and trees.



This one, with the silhouette of the steeple, was going ok....


Then I painted in the tower (my intent from the beginning) and ruined it.  Too dark of a value.  Duh!  I was clearly painting what I thought I should paint, and not what I saw.  The structure is, of course, much lighter and greyer.  Hopefully, next time I'll get it right.