This is a small en plein air watercolor (9x12) sketch I completed while on vacation in the NC mountains last month. Painted overlooking the mountains, in the afternoon, with a beer and the watercolor pad on my lap. Not shabby considering.
I made a point of not thinking too much about it, being vacation and all. Just rule of thirds, color theory a little, and defining fore- mid- and background effectively. And drinking mocha stout.