Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Sketch Give Away

Collioure, France

As part of the 2 week Montfaucon Workshop, 
we took an over-night trip to Collioure, France which is only about 15 miles from Barcelona
and right on the Mediterranean Sea.  It is a truly spectacular little place!

On the afternoon that we were to leave, I found myself on the beach in an outdoor cafe with my sketchbook and this incredible view.  I ordered the most beautiful Cappucino (with a lovely swirl of whipped cream on top), plugged in my earphones and went to it.  I don't think I could have been happier - no, I KNOW I couldn't be happier.

When the waiter asked if I would sell it to him, I told him it was part of my 'photo album' of my trip and really couldn't.   He wondered if I would draw him another one when I looked at the clock and realized I had to go.  So I took a photo of it, tore it out and handed it to him on my way out.  I'm not sure who that pleased more - me or him!  How fun to be able to share these little drawings!

You may notice a small pencil sketch in the lower right hand corner; my eraser rolled off a rock wall down a very steep cliff where I was drawing the day before, so there it is...

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean by being happy in that moment! That's what I love about sketching, it takes me a place filled with serenity, quiet, and peace. And, I dropped my red pen from the fourth or fifth window of my hotel in Seattle, but I was able to get it back...hahha..