Two giftsPosted: September 10, 2018
When my friend Alison handed me a wooden crate of tomatoes from her garden, my first thought was not what olive oil I would dress them with — it was what colours I would use to sketch them. I drove directly home to paint them and realized it was also the perfect opportunity to give another gift a try, a Hahnemuhle Watercolour sketchbook (A4 size) from my Urban Sketchers Symposium goodie bag.
I can’t rate the tomatoes yet because, predictably, I sketched them instead of eating them, but the paper in the sketchbook is promising. The colours remain vibrant, it can take lots of wash and it’s beautifully textured. The landscape A4 format is ideal for most of my daily sketching, and the double page spread is perfect for panoramas. No doubt the tomatoes will be just as delightful as the paper.