Last week I had a holiday in Cornwall .It was blustery and sometimes freezing cold, we managed to get out and do some sketching though, and took along a thick fleece blanket for our very patient little dog.
I have put up 3 sketches that I did in my large moleskine sketchbook….the paper hates wet media but just about tolerates a quick swipe with a brush pen without leaking through. I really like the paper for my favourite faber castel pencils, and my recently discovered cretacolor Nero … They both have a waxiness I find pleasing.
My husband has recently taken up art…he favours oil pastels,is really against the idea of sketching and will take approx 2 hours on a rushed En plein air piece. I take my sketchbook and various brush pens, favourite pencils….he takes a crate on wheels filled with all of his just in case art materials. I like having company when sketching, but find the sitting around waiting for him to finish quite frustrating…I draw everything around me while I wait but I also find that I tend to overwork my own sketches … Sigh… I wonder how everyone else finds their balance when out with others..