Autumn treesPosted: October 17, 2012
Following a comment that someone made on one of my posts about the variety of subjects that I choose, I got to thinking about why I pick not only different subjects but also different materials. When you sketch every day it is possible to lose interest in what you are doing. To get bored, even. Some days my time is limited, I can’t get out for long or go far from home so I end up circling in the same area, looking for new things to paint. Changing the paper I work on gives me a challenge.
I have painted around St. Joachim Church in Pointe Claire countless times and I keep thinking that there is nothing new to see. But since I have been experimenting with this new Moleskine sketchbook, things that I would normally not tackle on another paper are suddenly interesting. Like these bare trees by the lake that would be too detailed to do by brush alone now become a possibility with this very smooth paper.