Hilary’s garden

It’s a near perfect day for sketching outside and the light in my neighbour’s yard was just right for painting some spring greens. I sketched on Canson Moulin du Roy today. It’s quite an absorbent paper  — not my favourite to be honest — but I have lots of little sheets leftover from a recent project so I’m trying to use them up. It seems that no matter how much water I have on the brush it dries more quickly than I expect. I bought it originally for ink and wash sketches because it’s smooth enough for the pen line, but every time I use it with pencil and watercolour I’m left a little bit frustrated with the way it performs.


5 Comments on “Hilary’s garden”

  1. Wayne Bissky says:

    Yes, I see what you mean Shari. It’s pretty terrible, but let me help you out. If you send it to me I will throw it for here.


    • Wayne, I probably have your address somewhere… It may just land on your doorstep…
      Actually, thanks for making me smile. I think we are so hard on ourselves, at least I am, and every time a sketch doesn’t work out I think of throwing in the towel. But there’s always tomorrow, right?


  2. Linda says:

    Looks pretty darn good to me, Shari. If only I could end up with results like that!!


  3. Dee says:

    I love it….your struggles don’t show at all….


  4. Joan says:

    If you hadn’t mentioned the challenge this paper posed for you I’d have never known. I love the bit of red flowers peeking at the bottom…just the right touch, as usual.


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