while i was on my fevered search for my gouache palette card yesterday, i came across a few things buried under the rubble. one was this little pocket moleskine. it reminded me of my car sketching days and made me want to drive off into the italian countryside and paint one epic landscape after the next.
oh wait. maybe that was this, my latest art book purchase that made me want to do that. yes, i think so! pam brought this to the art retreat. i was smitten immediately.
simply fabulous! if you love sketchbooks you might feel you need it. you’d be right. you do! go ahead, splurge!
it’s the kind of book that could provide years worth of viewing pleasure. i was so glad when mine arrived a few days ago. even better than i remembered. now i want to know more about the artist, anne desmet.
i added some more schmincke gouache to my palette. next weekend i’ll do a bit of mixing of gum arabic with the holbein colors. schmincke is the only gouache i’ve used that doesn’t crumble and crack. it is marvelous, but the colors are limited.
now i’m wondering where the white gouache i squeezed into a small altoid tin has gotten off to. i suppose i’ll have to search for it.
i took a thorough inventory of the sketchbooks that i’m currently using. the page above had a rough portrait on it that displeased me v.v. much. so i painted over it with black gouache and added some letters from one of my cursive books.
a quick sketch with leftover paint on my palette. which i made while chatting with ma sister.
an old page i’d forgotten about…
and my bookcase page.
we’re leaning into sunday night here in the west. i’m leaving my pile of sketchbooks on my art table. i have another bookcase scene i’ll start on tomorrow. thaz it!
i wonder what you’re painting drawing making. heartbreaking works of staggering genius to be sure. keep me posted.