Got the materials together
Sue and I came downstairs this morning (January 1, 2013) and I started gathering up a quick kit of Watercolor supplies so we could go out and sketch at one of the parks around here. We ended up over at Playwicki Park and we had sketchbooks and a palette of watercolor pigments, and a brief variety of paintbrushes, sponges, mechanical pencils, graphite holders and a couple of short water containers and a quarter roll of paper towels, kneaded eraser, etc.
Despite all the usual Standards –
Draw & paint with non-judgmental abandon until you are lost in it
That’s exactly what we did too. I had brought a watercolor sketchbook and a small Arches Block of 140 lb cold pressed paper. I started drawing in my watercolor sketchbook and Sue had grabbed the regular sketchbook. The creative trance came on just like it was supposed to and when I realized that it was getting dark out… It was three hours later. I drew some of a couple small stone foundation buildings. It was great. I painted a bit and all that I had any detail on was a small stone wall in front of me. But that was just fine. Met my needs to get things moving and beside that it was a good way to start the New Year 2013.