I cycle along the river many times a week and I never tire of looking at the backs of the stores on the main street. In front they have on their commercial faces, but behind you can see the story of their lives, the hundred years and more they have stood in their spot. On Tuesday I parked my bike beside the path, set up my stool and sketched this section in pencil and then ink. I added the watercolour at home. It’s a great pleasure for me to let the pen explore the city I thought I knew. Sketching has shown me that even though I have lived here a very long time, it’s only now that I’m actually seeing it.
You can make anything look interesting and charming in your sketches. This is so nice.
jill in Ontario
great sketch mom! looks like the back of the old copperfield’s, not far from the foot bridge?
Thank you both. It was really fun to do.
Colin– I sat just north of the foot bridge to do the sketch. I wasn’t sure what was on the front side. I hope to do some more from the bike path. But today it is pouring rain!