Before I left the house, I used masking fluid to spell out Blue Moon on a couple of journal pages. The nib was a little too broad on my first attempt, but my second writing, using a smaller nib, was the look I had in mind. I used Daniel Smith masking fluid. I like their offering as they provide you with several nib attachments that you can tailor to suit your own needs.
I was able to get the base watercolor sketch laid in on site, then moved to a different location so I could get the moon reflection in the tidal creek. I wish I could have painted them entirely plein air, but neglected to test my light prior to leaving the house..... the battery was very dead.
Given the massive amounts of mosquitoes, I didn't get too upset with myself for not checking the light :)
It's amazing how dark it can get in 15 minutes!
As I finished the second sketch today, I knew this was the one I wanted to dedicate to Neil Armstrong. Neil, I'm sorry you've left this world, but happy that the universe lined up with your passing so that you were able to be laid to rest during a Blue Moon!