Stillman and Birn's FaceBook page to win one of their hardbound journals that feature 180 lb. watercolor paper. I was one of 10 lucky artists to win :)
Two Sundays ago, I had the perfect opportunity to take it for a spin. We treated ourselves to beach chairs and an umbrella and that's where I sat as I broke the journal in, carefully opening it in the center and bending the covers back until they touched. I followed Jamie Grossman's instructions to the letter. Thanks, Jamie!
I started with the sky. If you look real close at the photo above, you can see my travel palette on the right. My brush was a large Pentel waterbrush.