Above: 8 x 8 inches. Pentel Brush Pen with pigment ink (gray squeezy barrel) and Schmincke gouache on OLD (and defunct and no longer available) Folio paper.
Dick showed up after grocery shopping one day with a pumpkin. He knows I enjoy sketching pumpkins. I took some time to do that in my handmade book containing the OLD (and defunct and no longer available) Folio paper, which I love so much. I really enjoyed the pen sketch and was going to leave it at that, but Dick piped up. It did give me a chance to play with cobalt blue—a blue I don't typically use. I'm quite fond of the excess. It's hard to hold back from the excess as I only have a few pages left in this journal and there are only 2 or 3 of these journals (containing this paper) left on my storage shelf.
Look at the lovely cast shadow color one can make with cobalt blue. I'm smitten.
Not long after this another pumpkin showed up at the house and…well…