This ‘80s vintage Mercedes is one of my favorite convertibles. I think it belongs to a visitor in our neighborhood, not a resident, as I’d never seen it before. I tried to mix verdigris with lime to capture that particular vintage shade of cool green, but I didn’t quite get it.
Halfway through the sketch, the owner came out, and I was afraid he was going to drive off, but all he did was get something out of the trunk. It’s funny – I was standing just across the narrow street, yet he never noticed me. Maybe it’s like when I’m feeding the jays: If I stand very still, I become invisible.