I've had a difficult day feeling a bit cabin fevered, painting, drawing but missing the outdoors. I started a page of a brand new sketchbook too. I'd been looking forward to this moment as I drew closer to the end of the old one. I love a fresh start and all that.
The pages won't take watercolour very well. I don't mind the buckling but the washes leave a mottled finish and bleed as they dry so I'm very disappointed with it. The picture above is the first page from it where you can see the mottling on the dress and neck. It looks better on the screen than it does in real life. I'm just going to have to buy a new one, oh the sacrifice!
Here's to a sunny, happy weekend!x