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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Painting #15 Plein Aire
Yesterday we went to the horse races and I brought my small watercolor set, watercolor Moleskine and a pen. I knew the Catalina Mountains overlook the track (great painting opportunity) and I never bet on the horses but DH likes to once in awhile. (as an aside, I picked the only winner for him - :-)
This was a great eye opener for me. I almost always use my Moleskine for sketching and I always seem to sketch small and fast which works well much of the time. Then I joined this challenge and started using 140# cold press watercolor paper and no ink lines (my previous standard) and a lot more thought of what I was doing.
The only reason I posted this was to say that a few weeks of using good WC paper has spoiled me for doing anything serious on lesser paper!
I need to make a bigger plein aire watercolor kit for these plein aire occasions.