Thursday, 4 June 2009

Noon Shadows

11"X3.5" Watercolour pencil & pen on paper

The same parking lot where I sat to sketch the winery the other day but looking North instead of West. There is a footpath running all along the Niagara River, very popular with walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers.

I am still using this little Moleskine watercolour sketchbook but I am not sure how much I like it. I am not keen on the extra wide format and would prefer a standard portrait format that I can turn around or use a double page when I want to. I realize that I am almost committing sacrilege admitting any reservations about the almighty Moleskine but I do think that they are just a teensy bit overrated. Their regular plain pocket sketchbook for instance, at around $14 CND is no better than the Derwent sketchbook of the same size that retails for about $8. Watercolour sketchbooks are hard to find, so I was pretty excited when I picked up my Moleskine in London, but surely someone could make one more cheaply. I have made my own before, and may have to do so again.

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