Practicing for Europe

Yesterday we went to Olympia to hang two of Jean’s painting for a show. While there I decided to practice cafe sketching. I went to a coffee shop and sat at an out-of-the-way corner table with my sketch pad and pencil. For the next couple of hours I sketched people and objects in the shop. It was fun, some of the sketches were okay, and it gave me some practice for how I hope to spend some time in Paris this summer.

Today I took the first of three sessions of a drawing class. It is working with pencil, charcoal, and pastel pencil. These are mediums I don’t usually use, but could use for my cafe sketching in Europe. This class should give me a head start on that activity.

Only 18 days until we leave!

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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