The main change I made while away was to always have my sketchbook and camera with me and be ready to sketch at a moment’s notice. No dilly-dallying! After 10 days of this treatment I actually started reaching for my sketchbook BEFORE my camera! It was a revelation to me. One I hope I'll continue now that I’m home! :-)
|My Hawaii sketch kit. The smallest sketchbook, pencil holder, and plastic |
container for my pencil sharpening shavings all fit in my purse.
|A common site on the trip, my hat, purse, and sketchbook.|
|This was a very quick study that took me between 5 and 10 minutes.|
|This watercolor value study was also pretty quick.|
Sodalite Genuine on a cold press postcard.
PS. I had some trouble with my watercolor sticks while I was away. They tended to stick to the plastic palette I keep in my travel case. Most of the time they looked like this when I opened the box. :-(
|A sad case...|