Pocket panorama orchids

I recently bought a new format of the Travelogue watercolour sketchbook called the pocket panorama (8.25″ x 3.5″). It’s the same linen-bound book that I use in a larger size but I liked this really wide format, and I see potential for working two pages at a time. There were no panoramas to draw today so I turned the book on its side and painted a vertical detail of some orchids.


14 Comments on “Pocket panorama orchids”

  1. stillsearching says:



  2. Beautiful as usual!


  3. tmikeporter says:

    Shari, can you comment on the paper? I have decided to stop using Moleskine and need a new aketchbook. Merci


    • Mike, this sketchbook has real watercolour paper in it. As close as you can get anyway. It is like a 90 lb paper. I like it, but of course not as much as real watercolour paper. It is off-white, and works best with less water rather than more. Definitely better than the Moleskine paper. Buy one book and give it a try. Someone gave me the books as a gift, that’s how I started using them.


  4. Lovely! I love a long thin format, almost as much as squares!


  5. carolynopderbeckdailypainting says:

    Absolutely beautiful!…love the clarity of colors


  6. Geoffrey Bladon says:

    _______Have you tried the Robert Bateman cover series sketch books? 110# acid Cree recycled paper spiral bound. Best I’ve found . come in various sizes. Geoff_________________________________


    • I haven’t tried these Geoff but I just read some good reviews of the paper. I see that they have them at Curry’s so next time I order something I will try one of these. thanks for the tip!


  7. Kristiina Sakai says:

    I just love it and all your sketches. You have inspired me and like Anna Warren, I’m very fond of the long thin format as well as square. Thank you for your posts. I look forward to them daily.


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