I've kept up the Sketch A Day project, and posted one for each day in the Washington DC SketchCrawl group, but haven't kept up posting them for the Plum Gallery. The SketchCrawl group is a "closed" group, so the postings aren't public. Now I know.
Day 4 was the 4th of July. The guy above is waiting for the Capitol Hill neighborhood parade to begin. There were a lot more people, but the view from my very comfortable chair in front of Starbuck's became blocked....so I had to just call the one guy and the lamppost he stood by "it."
The sketch for Day 5 was a white lily in a bouquet I had bought for Louisa a couple of days earlier. It's watercolor on one of the Strathmore watercolor cards.
On July 6, it was a sketch of Capitol Hill Day School, near a park where Sophia and I sketched from a very comfortable bench.
I was inspired by a bottle of basalmic vinegar for the July 7 sketch....and then added a bottle of olive oil from Italy, too. Cooking note: Good basalmic vinegar comes from Modena, Italy. This one is proudly from Modena.
Day 8 already, and this is a line sketch of my new sketch kit. I love it...it stretches around my sketchbook...and actually I can slip in one for Sophia, too. We are all set to "Do Art!" sharing pencils and erasers (we have a very popular pink one and a white one).
In the SketchCrawl DC Facebook group, there is a diversity of artists, which is great. Some are sketching totally from their imagination, some are working from photos or memories, and some are working from life. So far, I am happy to report that all of my sketches have been from life....and I definitely have a bias toward that process. Thanks to my Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters group for showing me that path.