The fourth Monday of January began the 2016 season for our sketch group and we began in style, hosted by one of our members in her condo overlooking the beautiful parks of our lakefront. It was a treat to have such great views and all the comforts of home. I tried to do a loose watercolor of the panorama before me and not get caught up in the details. The cloudy skies helped keep the glare out of our eyes and due to the mild weather we have had, there was still a lot of green in the park. It was a great start to what I hope will be a productive year.