|7/18/22 Maple Leaf neighborhood|
Other than when I’m traveling, I rarely go out to sketch in the evening. I don’t have the same creative energy as I do the rest of the day. In the summer, though, we occasionally take short neighborhood walks after dinner to enjoy the long daylight hours, and I’ve often regretted that I don’t sketch in that special light. I follow a couple of sketchers who routinely sketch or paint during the Golden Hour, and I know how beautiful it can be.
Monday’s marine layer (our typical June gloom has extended into July) lasted long past noon. When the sun finally came out, it seemed a shame to waste it. I went out immediately after dinner and walked only a couple of blocks when I spotted some brilliant red Crocosmia arching over a stairway. The sun was dropping fast behind the roofline. By 7:30 p.m., most of that golden light was gone, but my hasty sketch was done.