sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Tea time in France
It was cool and damp for most of my trip, but I did manage to find the occasional coffee house with a view. Sketching inevitably amuses the waiters, particularly when caught so absorbed that I was dipping my brush in my tea, instead of my water. That's a really bad idea as there are some nasty things in watercolour pigments, so I ordered a fresh pot of tea.
I could do the same thing here at home, but when in a different place all I can see are potential compositions. It's attitude as much as observation and the challenge is to see the familiar with fresh eyes.