Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Sketchbook: Barcelona and Paris


Back in Vermont again, looking back in my sketchbooks at great art and beautiful cities-- and looking forward to filling the blank paper, white canvases, and empty garden beds that are waiting here for me.

4 comments:

Candy said...

Welcome back! I enjoyed the sketches and paintings from your trip. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time.

Tina said...

Hi Susan, I'm Cristina from Italy. I like very much your paintings, and your lively sketches too! I’m a beginner watercolorist, and I also love sketching during travels and into daily life. I searched your blog for some informations about the materials that you use for your sketches, but I didn’t find any. Could you be so kind please to tell me which paper and pens you prefer for sketching? Thank you very much! Ciao!

Susan Abbott said...

Hi, Tina. I use different types of sketchbooks--mostly Holbein multi-media, Canson, Cachet, and Handmade (that's a brand available here that makes small square books like the one shown above.) I use Faber-Castell Pitt pens in sanguine or black (mostly fine or medium nibs). If I add watercolor, I'll use mostly a limited selection of colors, usually a red, yellow and blue. Thanks for writing!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Candy, it's good to be home again! The beautiful weather we're having right now has helped with the readjustment process.