Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lunch on the rainy San Antonio Riverwalk

At the end of February, I was in San Antonio TX to meet with the Gabriel Prize jury and present my project watercolors.  The weather was sadly very cold and very wet (where was that Texas sun I needed?), so I sat inside and grabbed a quick lunch of beef brisket at The County Line on the Riverwalk.
I used a very muted painting palette of nickel azo yellow, cobalt blue and permanent alizarin crimson,
the same colors I've asked the Good Bones workshop participants to use.  It can be really good to use a simple triad color palette, as it ensures a harmonious painting.

Quick sketch at lunch on the San Antonio Riverwalk.


  1. Nice sketch! Texas for sure. Is the size of the sketchbook the 5x8 (folded).

    1. Hi Andy, thank you so much! Yes, it's a 5"x8" pentalic watercolor sketchbook...

  2. Stephanie, my colleague and pal, Owen Richards shared your site with me. Fantastic stuff. I will be trying to 'spread across the spine' more in my sketches. I am working in the same size sketchbook but will find myself wishing for a 17" scanner.............