How would you like an escape from Wednesday to a balcony in Bakewell, UK? I’ll be having a cream tea…
While in Cambridge, UK this summer my husband punted my new in-laws and I down the river Cam on a sunny day. A sunny day in England… imagine that! Well, we were strangely lucky and had plenty of sun when we were there and I took many photographs. It is quite likely that these pictures will end up in painted form one day or another and here is the first example: a playful painting of a café near where we docked our boat.
Before today this is what I made coffee with:
I’ve decided to try and refrain from painting on weekends to give my body a rest. I will share with you on those few days a week my more elementary practice of sketching. You’ll see more experiments, more works in progress and more simple observance or records of the life around me…
This first sketch is a true testament to my dedication. You cannot imagine how much I wanted to scarf the remainder of this blueberry bagel with cream cheese. But I resisted… just long enough to record it and then it was gone. Inhaled like kibble at a labrador’s schnoz.
This is the exterior of the cafe where said blueberry bagel was consumed with gusto. If it seems a little hastily recorded, it is because the morning was quickly heating up and I was eager to retreat to the air conditioning and rest my eyes from the bright sun of a New Mexico morning.
This light sketch was done in just a few minutes when this man grabbed a paper and sat down to wait for his sandwich “to go”.
We’re off to a good start with a sunny day and a bright coffee cup. Always half-decaf by the way, otherwise I get too skittish. I’m taking the first driving shift.