Monday, December 5, 2011

Silver maple

I went with a new group of sketching buddies yesterday to a park in our town and did this sketch of a silver maple (Acer saccharinum). I love its rough, pealing bark. I used an indigo Albrecht Durer watercolor pencil (that's the one you like so much, isn't it Kate?) to do this quick sketch across the gutter of my Moleskine sketch book. I wanted to save room to write on both sides of it.



  1. I just love tree trunk pencil sketches! This is great Paula! Is this the Moleskine watercolour album, approx. 12" x 8"?

  2. Thanks Maree and Alessandro. Maree this is a smaller Moleskine, 5.5"x8.5". The paper works well with ink, watercolor pencils and a little water, but too much water will bleed through. I've used other Moleskines that handled plenty of water without bleeding or buckling but I'm not sure if those are what you're talking about. They were also 8.5"x8.5" but landscape.

  3. I like what that pencil does! ... or rather, what you can do with that pencil.


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