|12/11/13 watercolor, Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook|
As much as I prefer sketching outdoors most of the time, sketching indoors has distinct advantages.
Today at 7:37 a.m., the advantages were many: I could use a 9” x 12” sketchbook (too large and heavy while standing outdoors) for a wider view unbroken by the page gutter. I could use a large, flat brush (its long handle discourages portability) to make the wash of sky as well as interesting brushstrokes to paint the trees. The watercolors dried at a predictable rate.
Not to mention heat blasting through the bedroom vents – a very distinct advantage when it’s 30 degrees F outside.