Yesterday I was in Napanee for a meeting about the upcoming OHCG Annual where I am giving a talk. Napanee is one town east of my town–with, as I discovered, a great independent espresso bar. How perfect to find a unique coffee spot with a congenial atmosphere and personal connection and great coffee–in a historic building to boot. It was a cold, windy day–but I had time to begin a quick sketch, mostly in the car (!) and finish it at home.
On another front, I have been hooking my left shoe. Here it is as it stands now. This is an exercise in looking and looking again. It’s a lot like painting–trying to see the shapes and the values. I have been doing a lot of pulling out as I try to make this shoe come alive, but as I said before, the wool and linen are very forgiving.