|5/2/22 Fremont Coffee Company|
Although I know it’s a common practice among many urban sketchers to make line drawings on location and paint them later at their leisure, I almost never continue to work on a sketch once I leave the site. If I leave, I lose the momentum, energy and, frankly, the motivation of the moment. If I’m interrupted and can’t finish on location, I simply decide the sketch done.
Last Monday was a rare exception. Sketchwaiting at Fremont Coffee Company, I had taken only a sip or two of coffee and had just begun a sketch of people silhouetted before a large window (below). Then the call came, ending my wait, and it was time to go. I regretted not finishing the sketch, delighted by the lovely halos of backlighting around each patron.
Initially, I was going to leave the sketch unfinished, but later at home, I realized it wouldn’t take much more to finish.