Brian and I have an unhealthy addiction to moleskins. They are expensive and probably indulgent. But we just love them and won't journal in anything else. I know, we're journal snobs.
You can only imagine our delight when we stumbled upon huge moleskins full of watercolor paper during our jaunt in Maine this week. You should have seen Brian's face light up and we both got all kinds of giddy. Before we knew it we had purchased the coveted notebooks, some pencils and erasers, along with "his" and "hers" watercolor sets and brushes. Clutching our moleskins tight, we quickly dreamed a plan.
The plan is this:
We will paint together at least once a week.
We will paint the same still life or landscape and compare and contrast our perspectives and style with each new painting.
We will fill our 60 page book with these studies and experiments and see what we learn.
Although I'm "the artist" in the family, Brian is an exceptionally creative person whose creative outlet is usually in writing, poetry and music. I'm excited to share some of my painting skills with him, and I know I'll gain some new artistic vision from my talented husband.
Stay tuned. We may just share some of our dueling art with you...
Our Cotman watercolor set.
Working on his first watercolor.
We took our supplies to the island.