I had the one week follow up to eye surgery and recovery is progressing well. However, since I had the eye numbed and dilated, I didn’t feel like going out to sketch on location. The weather is wet but warmer, so maybe some car sketching soon.
This is a bell with a Canterbury Cross. I bought it as a gift for a friend’s mother, who collected bells. I lived in England for a year and wanted to bring her back something meaningful for her collection. Many years later she gave it back to me as she was down sizing. She died some years ago but I still think of her when I see this bell.
This was done on some new 90 pound Arches cold press paper. It’s still a little too textured for this kind of visual journal work. It’s hard to write on. I think the best paper might be the 90 pound Fabiano cold press as it is just a bit smoother.