The camping trip made me want to paint more at the river, so I took Merlin down the other afternoon, and he roamed around the Greenbelt Park while I painted. Things didn't click as smoothly as they had for me on the island, but I got a couple I'm pleased with. It's fun to paint sometimes without the pen drawing first, though I'm still trying to figure out the best way to make that work.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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