I was stuck in Chicago for an extra day (I hate work travel that extends over the weekend but such is life). Since I had a pretty open schedule on Saturday, I decided to go to Blick Art on South State Street and bought a small travel watercolor set, pad and brush. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, I went to one of the parks by the Chicago Art Institute and painted one of the trees.
10x7 watercolor on paper
Not bad for an impulsive Saturday afternoon. Below is a photo of the tree I painted and the sign outside the park.