Left-handed writing and a low-key 3-color palette

I'll never be able to write left-handed. It's amazing how different a metal #5 Mitchell roundhand pen feels in my left hand, compared to how it feels in my right hand. My son walked by as I was trying this, and told me that I was holding the pen much further back on the staff than I do with my right hand. So I choked up on the pen and it went a little better, but it was difficult just to get the whole width of the chisel down on the paper at once.

The watercolor palette is all Winsor-Newton:

  • Rose Madder (Alizarin)
  • Prussian Blue
  • Terre Verte
for a subdued palette. I did this last night.