There comes a point in time when you can no longer use the weather as an excuse not to do something. Yesterday I wanted to to do some painting. I wanted to do some gardening. Most of all I wanted to dodge the rain showers.
Despite the cold I managed to do a bit of everything; weeding, potting on some tender green shoots which I hope one day will turn into tomatoes (should we have any sun), and grabbing a sketchbook to get something down before the next bout of rain.
Sometimes, snatching the moment and sketching what is there can be more rewarding than spending hours trying to find the ‘perfect’ composition or the ‘ideal’ landscape. They rarely turn out to be quite so perfect anyway!
I used a Stillman & Birn Beta series softbound A5 sketchbook.