Thursday, April 17, 2008

Midday Break – Sketching in Georgetown

Pencil and watercolor – Holbien multimedia sketchbook 9-1/4” x 6-1/2”

Here is a view of Roslyn across the Potomac River from Georgetown. This lady was taking her lunch while I was sketching the scene, and she finished her lunch shortly after I had blocked in the drawing and packed up and left. So the color notes of her clothes were from memory and choices that reinforced the colors of the scene. I was surprised to notice that the tree had orange-red buds. This is my first spring to notice that when trees are coming out into leaf that often they are colors other than the green they will be in full summer.

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