I always encourage students in my classes to liberally buy and use sketchbooks to develop their skills. Yet since, last fall when both art and non-art related things started taking up my time, I’ve been ignoring my own sketchbooks.
Beginning yesterday, Feb 1, I have a new commitment to liberally buy and use sketchbooks – actually, I won’t need to buy any since I already have a drawer full of them – and to post at least one new sketch every day. I’ll ask that you hold me to it by asking me when you don’t see a sketch posted on a particular day.
The first effort is this one, sketched in watercolor in a Kilimanjaro Originial Bright White Paint Book, was done just off Sunderland Hill Road in Sunderland Vermont. It’s been an unusually mild winter in Vermont so far. In the valleys and lower altitudes, there is hardly any snow on the ground. This view looks northwest through an old forest. Although it isn’t seen from this vantage point, there is a stream just on the other side of the large foreground trees. Rather than snow showers, we were having rain showers, which left the puddles in the road. The sky alternately cleared and clouded over as I painted so this is a designed composite of the rapidly changing look.
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