It’s mid-July so when I went out the door on Wednesday I was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt as a morning jacket of sorts. With climatic disruption going on around the world, I’m going to have to pay closer attention cuz I was cold…cold…cold while sketching on rue St. Jean.
Rue St. Jean is a street full of great sketching subjects. It’s also a tough place to sketch most of them because there’s lots of foot traffic and the sidewalks are fairly narrow. The end result of this is that one must find a combination of sketching subject and a place to put one’s butt while you draw it if one is to be successful.
I found this scene across the street from one of the few benches along the street’s length. In spite of being cold as I sketched, it was fun as several people stopped to chat. I packed up and left as soon as I finished the ink drawing, not adding color until I got home and warmed up. I really need to learn how to do watercolors as I swear this sketch looked better without it.
Wish we could send you some of our heat — we’ve got it to spare this year! (Except today — we’ve finally got some rain to give the thirsty plants a break.)
Mr Weatherman is promising that we’ll crack 80F in the next couple days. Hope so. — Larry