October wheelbarrowPosted: October 14, 2013
A bit of bad planning at work here — I started drawing the foliage against the fence and when I got to the wheelbarrow it was planted right on the seam of my sketchbook. But I stuck with it anyway, knowing that the composition would have been more successful a few inches to the right.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve picked up my Moleskine sketchbook, the one with the yellowish paper that fights back when you try to paint on it. You actually have to be forceful to get paint onto this. Scrub it first with a first layer of wash and let it dry, then apply paint very gently. But I like the book despite the struggle. It can take fine brush details that other sketchbooks can’t, and once you conquer its resistant surface, you can get several layers of darker paint onto it.