Today I went to the Park early (ish) to sketch in the misty conditions. I used an A2 size Pastelmat with a dark slate surface. I bought three of these sheets some years ago to try but never got around to it. Truth is they were expensive and I didn’t want to mess them up but have decided if I think like that I will end up leaving behind enough art materials to start a mail order company when I go to the big studio in the sky. I chose the slate colour as it seemed right for a misty scene background. What a mess, too dark, though the surface is good to work on. I may have another go on this but in the meantime here is the morning’s effort.
I drew from the bandstand out of the mizzle, accompanied by large empty vodka bottle which some Friday night reveller had left behind.