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Spring in the Cemetery

May 15, 2015

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At the time of writing, it’s been a very dry spring. It’s looking more like second fall around here. The Noodler’s Red Black  and Rome Burning I’ve been using lately are really helping with that fall color feeling.

Here’s some sketches from the smaller of our neighborhood cemeteries: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges.

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These are sketched in a Moleskine Folio Watercolor Album, (11.75 x 8.25″) – which is a beautiful book, with this very wide format. But it is frankly just a little bit too large for every day use. It takes up a lot of room in a bag, and I’d definitely consider a backing board and bulldog clips to hold it open when drawing.  It wants to flop around, fall off my knees, or otherwise behave badly. I’m starting to think that a book bigger than you can easily hold in one hand calls for an easel for sketching. But if I was going to do that I’d just paint rather than sketch.

Still – it is a beautiful book, and will look very nice when filled :)

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2015 9:21 AM

    I love seeing your beautiful work. I am in awe of your ability to go, be, and create in the world around you!
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gordon-Hays-Artwork/380616048717195

  2. wjacobr permalink
    May 15, 2015 10:35 AM

    Reblogged this on Jacob Russell's Magic Names.

  3. joantav permalink
    May 16, 2015 9:13 AM

    Beautiful job! I used a folio journal a few times and they are just do difficult to work in without using clips…but wonderful to see when extended.

  4. May 17, 2015 2:47 PM

    Great blog. You are mucho talented.

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