Found an inspiring summer photo on a Uruguayan Tourism website. Started off with a wash of watercolor pencils.
Once that dried, went in and detailed things with more watercolor pencils.
After adding a bit more blue to the water and sky, plus a few more details on shore, smoothed it all out with a water brush.
With it cold and rainy in San Francisco, doing this sketch makes me want to peel off my clothes and dive head first into the warm summer waters of South America. Soon enough!