The View From The Car

BoulangeRdI rarely sketch from a vehicle as others do.  Truth is, I rarely have a vehicle available to me.  But a few days ago, with rain stifling my ability to walk and sketch outdoors, I went to Ile d’Orleans with my daughter.  We parked in front of the Boulange and after consuming one of their great pastries we got in the car and started to sketch.

The cadence of our activity was interesting.  Scribble, scribble, turn-the-windshield-wiper-on/off, scribble, scribble.  We had a great time, though I suspect most would think us nuts.  This is what I drew.

Stillman & Birn Beta (6x9), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

Stillman & Birn Beta (6×9), Namiki Falcon, De Atramentis Document Black

I was asked several times this weekend what watercolors I use and I have to admit that I rarely mention them on this blog.  I’m more of a line guy than a color guy and so it never crosses my mind to mention it.  But, it is the case that I use Daniel Smith watercolors almost exclusively.  I switched from Winsor & Newton about six months ago.

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  1. Tina says:

    Ah — now you know how I sketch all winter.

    – Tina

    • Hee hee…my problem with car sketching is not having a car most of the time, but you’re right, it’s a partial solution if I don’t mind freezing to death while sketching 🙂

      Cheers — Larry