Take Your Sketchbook to Lunch
Thursday I painted with a summer group that I teach a few sessions for each year. It was their last official meeting, and we had lunch on the porch after a very informative talk and beautiful demonstration by one of their members. She talked about cast shadows, and brought up a lot of interesting points and lots of questions. It has my head swirling. She was applying geometry to the placement of shadows, along with obsevation and common sense - the observation I can do - the geometry and commom sense are something else.
Sticking to my "take you sketchbook to lunch" plan, I sketched the salt and pepper grinder on the table. The salt shaker idea has worked out well for me - I'm a slow eater and I talk a lot, so if I were to sketch my lunch, I'd be there all day. Not that there is anything wrong with that - sitting with friends on a big porch overlooking a gorgeous lake, eating a delicious lunch! Nice.
The book on the left is my newest hand-bound sketchbook.