I have to admit I’m getting a bit behind on this bud/bloom sketch-a-day challenge. After all, when you sit and look at your garden in the spring, the whispers soon turn into shouts of “fertilize me!” (the roses) “weed me!” “trim me!” and you jump up and grab the gloves. So that’s what I did yesterday, but found this one little Snowflake plant under the oak tree and took a few minutes to put it in the book.
This little book is made from half a sheet of Arches 140 lb CP paper and inserted temporarily into a little booklet. I may turn it over and paint on the other side as well before binding it so that both sides can be seen.
May 14 I’ll be teaching a Nature Sketchbooking workshop at my studio here in north Sebastopol, California. We’ll explore ways to take in this heady season of buds and blooms and record your own unique impressions in a watercolor sketchbook. There will be drawing warm-ups, watercolor painting technique and some fun sketchbook collage and printing with nature’s textures demonstrated. Hope you can come! More info about registration available on the link.