This morning we went up to a favourite cafe on Rue de la Republique, just across from the Office du Tourisme. I sat and had a cafe au lait and sketched people walking by the tourist information office. I am taking a class at Sketchbook Skool and this week's instructor is Melanie Reim. She is an illustrator, no,... she is an amazing illustrator. And this weeks assignment is to sketch in public. Well, I've never done people before and I've never sketched in public before. So I sort of tucked myself into the cafe and sketched the people across the street. That's about as bold as I get!!! At this point, I am just trying to get the gestures of people's forms. And I may never get past this point!! The idea of 'people,' and 'public' are sort of terrifying for an introvert like me.
Additionally, I did some gelli plate printing yesterday, and I did some more watercolour work inspired by the little crabapples (I think they are) from l'Ile de la Barthelasse. I also played around a bit in my sketchbook, recording some of what we have been doing (I have another one in the works...more on that one later). This looks a little washed out, it's a bit more exciting in the 'flesh' but admittedly, not much!!!
So that's about it today. Weather permitting, we may go to Arles tomorrow on the train....tomorrow or the next day.
I'll be back....