This morning it was beautifully sunny with blue skies, but the air was crisp. You could tell it was going to get quite hot. I looked up and down the street from our balcony. The corner telegraph pole was casting a striking shadow on the footpath and the sun was catching the pink flowers nearby. As we are up from 6.00am most mornings (like many young families) I fed everyone, including Lewis the dog, and made time to do some quick sketching from the balcony.
Regular practice is key and responding to a subject that you find uplifting straight away is satisfying.
I did say quick though – my son hunted me down and clutching his Dinosaur magazine said “Mum, I’m this guy with the horns on his head”. Then I was joined by my daughter who wanted to see what I was doing. We chatted about the drawing and she said we must go out drawing together again, and I agreed.