Last Saturday, January 22nd there was a Sketch Crawl marathon. Groups of artists gathered in Rio, Paris, Sydney, NYC, SF, etc. and went out sketching together. Naturalement I heard about it on Sunday, the day after. C'est toujours comme ca non?
I rarely go out sketching onsite, but I decided to create my own sketch crawl, just drawing pastry in various New York tea salons... First stop Pain Quotidien and this lush tarte framboise + a pot of mint tea. On a cold Sunday night the joint was buzzing...
I was nervous as a cat. I set up my tiny paint boxes,
Not easy at all let me tell you :(
The folks at the next table wanted to know if I would eventually EAT that tarte..?
It was all I could do to figure out where to place the tarte on the paper, much less think of putting it in my stomach. (I took the #$@ thing home to study and nibbled off the raspberries before any serious studying took place - c'est la vie)
My sketches tableside at PQ...
Who could resist drawing a honey bear?
Et enfin - le finished painting
The same Paris bookshop offering yesterday's baking sets had this Draw-A-Horse set in the vitrine. Oh where is the how-to-draw-a-raspberry-tarte set SVP?