There has been more snow during this week. Now there is a 15-20 cm thick white cover, but today temperatures went up and rain is the forecast for tonight. Tracks of wild boars and roe deers are everywhere. I could see the bites of the roe deers on the few blackberry leaves left.
Once again the scenery has changed, although the snow covers everything I still try to keep the option for thaw weather open in this sketch. The gouache colors I use (14 colors set by Caran d’Ache plus Schmincke white) tend to brighten up when dry, especially the white, which seems a bit dull in wet condition. The color is still wet when I go home, therefore I put a twig between the pages to keep them separated while walking. Every now an then there will be hole in the paper,which I fix with transparent tape and paper. The older this sketchbook gets there more character it gains.