Evening sun on the nearby park:
And the outhouse at our cabin, tucked under three looming hemlock trees:
The solid dark look didn't seem appropriate at Iona Island, where the foreshore marsh - full of purple loosestrife - was bright in the sun and blowing in the sea breeze. I used waterproof ink in a scritchy pen, following the swallows and dragonflies swirling around me, then just added a few broad bands of colour.
And the best way to keep a drawing simple: do it in 5 minutes while you're waiting for the water to boil for dinner...