3 April

It was lovely in the garden while the sun shone but as soon as I took a cup of tea and a sketch book outside it clouded over and the temperature dropped. I managed to stay out long enough to sketch the shed. The wisteria is getting ready to bud but just looks untidy at the moment.

1 January 2020

I was preparing a couple of canvases with gesso today when I remembered seeing the artist Cesar Santos painting gesso on his sketch book so he could paint with oils or acrylics without the paper curling so I thought I would try it out. It works a treat on my 170gsm Windsor and Newton sketch book so I did this self portrait. A tricorn hat and cloak is de rigeur in Dorset this year!