Front yardPosted: November 10, 2016
The best parking spots are the ones that are: a) walking distance to where you need to go and b) have a view of something to sketch after you go where you need to go. This front yard in Westmount was a riot of fall colour, and luckily most of the foliage was still on the shrubs even though most of the taller trees have already lost their leaves. When I found a parking spot facing this, I knew I would have to find a little time to sketch it.
Today I tried out two more Princeton brushes from the box I received last week. This time I used rounds — a Summit series synthetic round #8, and a Heritage synthetic sable round #8. Both were a perfect size for sketching in my 8″ x 8″ sketchbook. The Summit is a little more springy, a bit like another favourite of mine — the Escoda Perla. The Heritage is also a good brush for sketching but neither of these hold a lot of water so need to be used in conjunction with a larger brush for bigger washes.