Bored with using charcoal when I got to the last half hour of the evening open studio at the Palette and Chisel, I decided to do this small (10 x 8) gouache sketch in a new Moleskin sketchbook. It's messy, but it was fun to do. I had trouble with the sketchbook paper because it's apparently so heavily sized that it doesn't take the paint, which just lays on the surface and beads up. I got to use my little Altoids box palette, which was pretty cool (see earlier post on how to make one).
Yesterday was my first day trip to Chicago after being laid up with sciatica for almost three months. Luckily those were the winter months. Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day and it was great to be back in the city.