introducing my new travel palette for car & porch sketching. altoid tins are too small for my bear mitts. and i need a larger mixing area. i am messsssssy. i'm trying out the colors to see what i don't use and what i don't have that i might need in here. instead of black i have hematite genuine – a granulating daniel smith. the piemontite genuine is deep dark & delicious. mahogony on steroids that is easily turned into a rich black. shadow violet makes pretty shadows right out of the tube. mixed with a drop of this or that it's intoxicating.
i'm back to car sketching. i returned to a former home i lived in for 6 years another lifetime ago. i parked under a dome of tall trees. my windows open. shafts of morning light beamed down. leaves fell from the camphor trees. a green time machine. where will i go next?
joyce and i had a car sketching episode this morning in montecito. we drew old adobe walls and cactus and palm trees and ladders and shadows.
once you get the sketching bug you sort of don't want to stop. and you don't have to either.