Sketchbook study of the base of a door

I tried out my new homemade clip-on water cup with a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook today. I like the addition of the cup to my kit. This will make some location sketching easier. Sometimes the view standing up is better than sitting down. The cup makes that possible.

In this sketch I didn’t get the colors quite right (the sill isn’t lit properly), and probably picked the wrong subject for the available time of15 minutes, which wasn’t enough time to let the different washes dry enough, but I did learn that scraping into a wash is a nice way to give a weathered impression quickly.