Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Painting in the Dark, Quick barroom sketches

So we have out-of-town company, an old school friend of my husband and we are sitting in a bar hour after hour, drink after drink, in a very dark corner while they talk about the old days and I m bored out of my gourd. I drag my tiny watercolor set out of my pocket and a little pad of paper and sit in my dark corner "listening" and painting little sketches.

The first one of the child with the book I "finished" today (added the background). I want to learn to paint well enough to illustrate my own children's books. The second I did last night practicing monochrome. It's hard to paint in the dark.

For Milo's pocket.


steve said...

A fine way to offset boredom though , and i like that the dark didn't stop you Mary.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! People were fascinated! I guess they just don't see that many people sitting in a dark corner in bar late at night painting!!!