The last couple weeks have been tough on my psyche. My clock says its spring. I should be able to sit in the sun and sketch. But Mom Nature is still playing tricks on me and that has put a damper on my sketching enthusiasm.
Has this happened to you? I’ve managed to keep a pen in my hand, sketching in museums and at indoor ‘still life’ sessions, but it’s the tantalizing thought of sketching outdoors that has caused my funk. The temps get just warm enough that I think I can go out. I do and it doesn’t take a long time to realize that an extended, sit-down sketching sessions is just not possible because it’s not quite warm enough and it’s only the walking that is keeping me warm. If only I liked to sketch from photos.
So, my sketching has become a long series of small quick sketches, some done outdoors but often done while I’ve been bored by TV. Here are a few of those sketches. All of these were done in my cheap 3×5 notepad. Pen is noted. I guess I’m slowly starting to do a bit of sketching outdoors but ‘slowly’ and ‘bit’ are the operative words. Will it EVER warm up?
Yup, I feel for ya. We all have to lower our standards for subject matter when the weather is crappy. . . my sketchbook is full of uninspired sketches, too. But cheer up — spring has to come sometime!
I think you’re right. It’s pouring rain right now but predictions are 50F and clear skies for Thursday. I should be able to get out ‘soon.’
Cheers — Larry
It was 70 here yesterday but snow tomorrow. Doesn’t stay warm for long.
Carolyn, we’re supposed to warm up TONIGHT but the predicted high temp for Weds is 0 🙁 Our climate is being disrupted. No doubt about it.
Cheers — Larry