Three pearsPosted: February 3, 2016
I’ve finally found a good way to use up the paper in the new Moleskine sketchbooks. You know — the ones with the watercolour paper that is incredibly lousy for watercolour. It turns out they are great for markers. The paper is thick enough that even though the markers bleed through the paper, they don’t damage the next sheet in the book. I used one today to do a value sketch for some pears that I was painting.
The white cloth in my still life is no doubt a subconscious substitute for the snow scenes I should be painting at this time of year. A few centimetres of snow did fall during the night but that was followed by the disastrous duo of freezing rain and then rain. It made for a very unpleasant drive to work for most Montrealers, including me.