Wedded Sketching Bliss

My wife and I have been together for nearly 30 years and married for 28 of them.  There have been a lot of potholes on our road through life but I can count on one hand the number of big arguments we’ve had.  It’s uncanny as I’m impossible to live with – at least I couldn’t do it.

But last week we went sketching together.  It’s not the first time but it hasn’t been a regular event either.  We put together picnic food and headed to the Plains of Abraham to sit in the shade and enjoy a perfect day.  It was a glorious day.

Stillman & Birn Beta (10x7), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

Stillman & Birn Alpha (10×7), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

I drew a tree.  It’s clear that I need more experience sketching trees.  Still, it was fun and my wife was drawing a tree while sitting right next to me.  Life was sweet.

Then it was lunch time and we chatted, watched squirrels and talked about sketching.  What more could a guy want in life?  Besides, the cheese and baguette were great.

We only had 25 minutes left on our parking time (grrr…grumble), so we decided to do another sketch.  I wandered around a bit while she sat down to draw.  I decided on this scene and rushed it a bit to fit it into the time frame and think I might return with more time and bigger sketchbook.  This was done in a 3×5 Moleskine watercolor book.



3 thoughts on “Wedded Sketching Bliss

  1. Being an urban sketcher not just about good drawing skills, it’s about touching to life and being a good model for younger people like us. Thank you for your restful stories.

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