Yesterday at the diner in Red Hook, New York, I painted Tom sitting at the counter reading his paper.
Since he had finished his meal before I started sketching, I guessed he wouldn't be there long. So I skipped the pencil lay-in stage and dove in with flat brushes, painting shape against shape. I surrounded his red shirt with blues and greens for contrast.
Sure enough, Tom got up and left after ten minutes. Right about then our steaming plates of scrambled eggs arrived to our booth table covered with art supplies. I put the watercolors away and finished up the sketch later, looking at an empty counter.
Shout-out to blog reader Whiskey from Connecticut. Thanks for saying hi. Hope you had a nice meal and ride to the Catskills.