Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sarasota Farmer's Market

One last sketch from Florida...

5-1/2" x 8-1/2", ink & watercolor in a Stillman and Birn Alpha series sketchbook

It was too windy to sketch outside on the day I visited the Sarasota Farmer's market with my sketching buddies, so we snapped pictures and headed for a warm, cozy Starbucks nearby. There, we spread out our sketchbooks and paints and settled in for a group sketching session, the blustery day outside all but forgotten. We drew and painted as we sipped coffee and talked about anything and everything. 

A sketchbook is the perfect accompaniment to a cappuccino, and it has zero calories!


  1. Beautiful. ..
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Wow, this is a beautiful page Leslie. Vibrant colors and I always love your layouts!

  3. Happy New Year, Leslie! I'm finally getting a chance to catch up on what I missed on your blog for the last few months. Love all the commissions and the photos and paintings from your travels to your workshop are just great...and inspiring!

  4. Sounds like a perfect day to me! Love those bright colours in the middle of winter!

  5. Love the style, colors and fun work!! You've caught my attention! I've picked up a Nature Sketch 9x6 multi-media sketchbook to get started on my journal. The paper is 130lb. Is this good? Or should I find a book like you have?

    1. I've never used that particular sketchbook, but the weight of the paper would probably make it suitable for watercolor. Give it a try, but if you find it frustrating to work on, get something else specifically made for watercolors. Mine is a Stillman and Birn Beta series sketchbook, which works beautifully for sketchbook journaling. They're available from Amazon and various online art supply companies.


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