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!