Day 3 - Jagat in the Canyon
Mid-morning sketch

Jagat is one of a string of villages perched on a flat table of rock above the river. (Jagat's cluster of buildings is barely visible at the base of the painting.)

The sound of the rushing river and the steep canyon walls made it feel like we had really begun trekking in the Himalayas.

Mid-way through the sketch, Jonathan realized that he was sitting quite close to several small piles of poop, their source (human or otherwise) unclear. They had not been obvious when he sat down, but painting has a way of heightening one's powers of observation... The surroundings encouraged him to paint quickly and with flowing, reckless strokes.

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    Watercolor by Jonathan Lowe