They say it’s not going to last but right now it’s warm, or rather what those of us who have been freezing for the last five months call warm. Heck, it was 14C (57F) when I went out sketching on Monday. Most important, though, there was no wind, which makes all the difference in the world.
It seems I”m out of fighting form, however. I walked a lot and ended up with blisters on both feet. Too much couch potato time this winter, I guess. Anyways, I found myself downtown and when I saw this little convenience market (we call them depanneurs here) I had to sit down and sketch it. What a thrill. Absence makes the heart grow fonder even if you’re talking about street sketching.
At one point the guy who owned the store came across the street to see what I was up to and I was somewhat embarrassed as I wasn’t far enough along to give him much indication of the final result. He didn’t seem to mind though, and the encounter underscored that I was back – sketching on the street. Yippee!!!!