I took my paints and went to the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. because the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Including the Washington Monument gives this watercolor a sense of place.

Tidal Basin in Bloom, watercolor, 7" x 5"

Tidal Basin in Bloom, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

The weather was warm and the walkways around the Tidal Basin were crowded with pedestrians, bicycles, strollers, and photographers. I would have painted more, but my parking time had elapsed and I got stuck in traffic when I went to move to another spot. Being hungry, hot, and tired, I came home and will paint from the photos I took.