It's happened. I finally splurged on the Etchr field case. I've also revamped both palettes! Here is what I take around with my nowadays (when I can finally leave the apartment again!) Etchr Field Case, Woodward and Father Original Sketchboard, Woodward and Father Unlimited Palette or Standard Palette. I also frequently use the Mini sketchboard, and occasionally bring out the large one, depending on where I'm going and what I'm planning on sketching. I sometimes add in other larger brushes if I'm scaling up; from the same brands as mentioned below. Brushes: Princeton Velvetouch [Long Round 10, 4, 2; Round 8, 6, 1; Chisel Blender 8] Princeton Heritage Round 0 Raphael Flat 10 Rosemary Eradicat
Winter is tough for an outdoor sketcher, y'all. Sometimes you see lovely things you want to stop and sketch, but it's just TOO COLD! Even without having to worry about your paint turning to ice on you, there is only so much you can expect very cold fingers to do. But the light is so great! As a result I have a handful of photos to take back to the studio. I did this one from photos taken in Columbus Circle in February, and is it too soon to declare a 2020 favorite? I love that you can feel the cold through the pigeons, who were all trying to get their heads as far back into their bodies as they could to keep warm. They looked like little old people, about to yell at me to get off their lawn.
You may have realized by now: I LOVE painting bridges. I'm often asked if I really like painting bridges or if I just do it because they sell. The answer? I REALLY like painting bridges. Brooklyn Bridge Park was a favorite sketching location long before I started selling my work! The fact that other people like them as much as I do is just a nice bonus. Last weekend, I was planning on spending Sunday taking advantage of the nice weather by walking and sketching the Brooklyn Bridge. I did NOT plan on going to Brooklyn Bridge Park and sketching from there as well, but on Saturday after brunch with friends, we wanted to head to Battery Park and maybe do the Staten Island Ferry....the subway had