Sunday Sketch In

The annual Opus Outdoor Challenge Paint-In has come and gone, and it was a perfect day, weather-wise. Some years I have been too cold to hold a paint brush for more than an hour, but this year it was mid 20’s C and glorious. I found a shady spot beneath a tree across from this old hotel, known hereabouts as the JBI, and set up my plein air kit around noon after wandering the neighbourhood for an hour in search of a subject. Lots of folks stopped to peak and chat, which I don’t  mind at all, as most of them are very complimentary – which is nice but a little embarrassing too. One lady asked me where I sell my work. If only it was that good!

It takes a lot of study to draw buildings accurately, since it is so easy to detect flaws in proportion when rendering a building, compared to the amorphousness of landscapes. This sketch took three hours, compared to the last one, a landscape, which took 45 minutes.

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2 responses to “Sunday Sketch In

  1. SB

    Heya nathanguitars, I bought a couple Olympia’s from you a couple years back now, a white SM5 and an SM9 in pica. I was scanning through your blog here and saw this sketch, which was owned by my grandfather in the 50’s-70’s and operated as the Colonial Inn. Anyhow, it was a nice intersection of typewriters and family history for me. Thanks! Oh and the Olympias are my fav, so thanks for feeding my addiction!

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