|Here I am painting at the Platte Clove Community in Elka Park, New York.|
Actually these folks were very respectful and asked smart, observant questions.
Anyone who has sketched outside have heard some of these same questions, and probably a lot more (Please tell me in the comments).
These questions unnerve a lot of would-be sketchers, who often feel that they're being judged, or they irritate painters who need to fully concentrate on a difficult step. It eventually wears me out if the comments are too repetitive or inane.
I've gotten plenty of weird comments. A landowner once shouted from his monster truck: "Makin' money off my tree?" A lawyer who owned a property said, "Don't fall into the water and drown. That would be actionable."
Another time I had to jettison a good spot because I realized it was the unloading zone for busload after busload of bored tourists.
Here's Spanish painter Antonio Lopez Garcia facing unusual odds in Puerta Del Sol.
Tomorrow: Some Solutions to the Problem of Curious Spectators