SchoolPosted: February 3, 2015
It’s really to cold to paint outside today — even in the shelter of my car —but despite that I packed up my gear and ventured out. With a pre-warmed car you can last about thirty minutes if you turn on the heater every ten minutes. To force myself to work quickly, I brought along a small Arches field watercolour book like this one. I’ve given this paper a second and third chance to perform but each time it disappoints. No matter how wet the washes are, it soaks up the pigment like a thirsty sponge. Here’s a detail to illustrate what I mean (makes an interesting abstract, doesn’t it?). This book will now be officially retired from my pile of sketchbooks.