I have decided to go sketch outside once a week (at least).
This is my first trip. It was Friday October 10/6/17
This was at Stone Hall park, a tiny Metro park near my home. It was a private residence that was built 1918.
I found a little porch where I could sit.
Here is the dry watercolor pencil version. This took an hour.
Here it is after I added water.
A lady named Julie came by and unlocked it. She was cleaning it up for a wedding that afternoon. I asked if I could go in. She said yes. I couldn’t believe my luck.
I’ve made up so many excuses to skip doing this for at least a year. It was too hot or cold or sunny or wet or I was tired or needed to go to the bathroom or take leftovers home….and while some of these were applicable here, I went anyway because I had packed my supplies and a camp chair in my car. I thought it would be a shame to not at least go and look. I ended up spending over an hour here. It was very invigorating.
Here is me inside the building.